Malkin

The nickname of Mary, now called Molly. Hence the Maid Marian is so termed.

Malkin.
A kitchen wench, now called a Molly, is by Shakespeare termed “the kitchen Malkin.” (Coriolanus, ii. 1.)

Malkin.
A scarecrow or figure dressed like a scullion; hence, anything made of rags, as a mop. Malkin. A Moll or female cat, the male being a “Tom.” When the cat mews, the witch in Macbeth calls out, “I come, Grimalkin” (i. 1).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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