What is another word for muggins?

68 synonyms found


[ mˈʌɡɪnz], [ mˈʌɡɪnz], [ m_ˈʌ_ɡ_ɪ_n_z]

How to use "Muggins" in context?

Muggins is an uncommon name and a common surname. The name may be of Latin or Anglo-Saxon derivation. It is not found in any dictionary.

According to one source, the word may have derived from Old French muggein, meaning "to pilfer" or "to commit petty theft." muggin or muggeyn may also be a variant of McGill which is a Scots name meaning "son of MacCann." The name first appeared in England in the late 12th century and became very popular in the 16th century.

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