Definition of motherkins in English:

motherkins

noun

  • Mother, ‘mummy’. Frequently as an affectionate form of address. Also: used as a form of address to a woman who acts as a maternal figure to another.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Dixon (1821–1879), journalist and writer. From mother + -kins.

Pronunciation

motherkins

/ˈmʌðəkɪnz/