from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common Anglo-Indian word for champagne. Also spelled simpkin.
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She kept the bridecake, and enclosed to the gallant captain Gosslett's bill for the dozen of simkin that excellent firm had sent in to wash it down wherewithal.
The mild Hindoo imbibes it quietly, but approvingly, as he watches the evolutions of the Nautch girls, and his partiality for it has already enriched the Anglo-Bengalee vocabulary and London slang with the word “simkin.”
Demijohns of French loll-shrub and carboys of iced simkin.