from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete Mischief.
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- noun obsolete
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In the old copies it is _munching malicho_, in which we find traces of the true reading, _mucho malhecho_, much mischief.
We found Mr Farmer, the first-lieutenant, with him, and had it not been for a sly twinkling of the eye of the captain, and very significant looks that now and then stole from Mr Farmer, as he caught the expression of his commander's countenance I should have thought that that day there was no "minching malicho," or anything like mischief meant.
He devoted over 14 pages to the matter, treating also several other words galimatias, salmagundi, salmi, etc. — even Hamlet's 'miching malicho' and the Anglo-Indian mulligatawny which he perceived to be connected by the root 'ma', meaning in his opinion a small bird or chicken and serving as an important piece of evidence for the previous existence of a language, possibly older than Sanskrit, which had already been lost in medieval times but which was the source of numerous words used in the kitchen.
"_Miching malicho_ is lurking mischief, or evil doing.