- punkin (US, term of endearment)
From Middle French pompon, from Latin pepō, from Ancient Greek πέπων (pépōn, “large melon”), from πέπων (pépōn, “ripe”), from πέπτω (péptō, “ripen”). Suffixed with the now obsolete -kin. Doublet of pepo. Or from Wôpanâak pôhpukun (“grows forth...