wifelkin

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From wife +‎ -el +‎ -kin, a double diminutive.

NounEdit

wifelkin (plural wifelkins)

  1. (diminutive, affectionate) A wife.
    • 2006, George Henry Borrow, Lavengro the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest, page 46:
      'I say, wifelkin,' said he, in a faltering tone, 'did you ever see the like of this here?'
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