Disambiguation: a "mutchkin" can also refer a close-fitting Scottish cap.
The mutchkin (Scottish Gaelic: mùisgein) was a Scottish unit of measurement of liquids that was in use from at least 1661, (possibly 15th century), until the late 19th century. The word was derived from mutse - a mid 15th-century Dutch measure of beer or wine. A mutchkin is equivalent to 424 ml.
- 1 mutchkin is four gills (Scots), equal to three imperial gills or three quarters of an imperial pint.
- 2 mutchkins is one chopin.
- 4 mutchkins is one pint (Scots) (or joug), equal to three imperial pints.
- *Alexander Huntar, burges of Edinburgh (1624). A treatise, of vveights, mets and measures of Scotland. With their quantities, and true foundation, and sundrie profitable observations, arising vpon everie one of them. Together with the art of metting, measuring & computing all sort of land with diverse tables. ISBN 90-221-0671-3.
- *The Concise Scots Dictionary. Aberdeen University Press. 1985. ISBN 0-08-028491-4.
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