Bodkin vs Dodkin - What's the difference?

bodkin | dodkin |

As nouns the difference between bodkin and dodkin

is that bodkin is a small sharp pointed tool for making holes in cloth or leather while dodkin is a doit; a small coin.

As an adverb bodkin

is closely wedged between two people.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia bodkin)

Alternative forms

* bodikin, bodkine, botkin, boidken


(en noun)
  • A small sharp pointed tool for making holes in cloth or leather.
  • A blunt needle used for threading ribbon or cord through a hem or casing.
  • A hairpin.
  • A dagger.
  • * 1603 , , Hamlet , act 3, scene 1:
  • For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
    The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
    The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
    The insolence of office and the spurns
    That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
    When he himself might his quietus make
    With a bare bodkin ?
  • A type of arrowhead.
  • (printing) A sharp tool, like an awl, formerly used for picking up letters from a column or page in making corrections.
  • Adverb

  • Closely wedged between two people.
  • to sit''' bodkin; to '''travel bodkin




    (en noun)
  • A doit; a small coin.
  • (Shelton)
    (Webster 1913)