Boydekin \Boy"de*kin\, n. A dagger; a bodkin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • bodkin — late 14c., boydekin, of unknown origin. The ending suggests a diminutive formation, and Celtic has been suggested as the source of the root …   Etymology dictionary

  • bodkin — /ˈbɒdkən / (say bodkuhn) noun 1. a small pointed instrument for making holes in cloth, etc. 2. a blunt needle like instrument for drawing tape, cord, etc., through a loop, hem, or the like. 3. a long pin shaped instrument used by women to fasten… …   Australian English dictionary

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