Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday Word: Bodkin

bodkin |ˈbädkin|nouna blunt thick needle with a large eye used esp. for drawing tape or cord through a hem.• a small pointed instrument used to pierce cloth or leather.• historical a long pin used for fastening hair.• chiefly historical Printing a pointed tool used for removing pieces of metal type for correction.ORIGIN Middle English : perhaps of Celtic origin and related to Irish bod, Welsh bidog, Scottish Gaelicbiodag dagger.’

The sound of this word don't match the image of a needle in my mind. Imo, it would fit some sort of old style, restrictive undergarment better. It could also be a good name for a small,  mischievous demon. (I have demons on the mind lately.)


  1. Hmm. I've come across this in reading, but never knew exactly what it meant.

    1. For me it sounded familiar but I couldn't for a million years tell what it meant.