Correct spelling


Correct spelling, explanation: the word pumpkin originates from the French pompon, Latin peponem (nominative pepo), and Greek pepon (melon). It’s also an alteration of pompone, pumpion. As you can see, in each of these versions there are two -p letters. The presence of the second one is also indicated by pronunciation. Therefore, the only correct spelling is pumpkin, not pumkin.

Definition of pumpkin:
noun, a large, round, orange-yellow, edible fruit with many seeds
I would like to eat a pumpkin pie.
Halloween is near, so we should get ourselves a pumpkin.

Collocations with pumpkin:
Some most commonly used collocations include: pumpkin pie, pumpkin head, Halloween pumpkin, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin spice.

Incorrect spelling


Incorrect spelling, explanation: you can’t spell this word as pumkin, because this version doesn’t exist in the English language. This mistake may have occurred due to rapid pronunciation in which the second -p letter disappears. Although, we must remember to include the second -p in spelling. The only correct version is pumpkin.