Definition of bodkin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɒdkɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːdkɪn//
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a thick needle with no point Word Origin Middle English: perhaps of Celtic origin and related to Irish bod, Welsh bidog, Scottish Gaelic biodag ‘dagger’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bodkin