how to pronounce bodkin


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bodkin is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of bodkin


  1. A small sharp pointed tool for making holes in cloth or leather.
  2. A dagger.
  3. A type of long thin arrowhead.
  4. A hairpin.
  5. A blunt needle used for threading ribbon or cord through a hem or casing.
  6. A sharp tool, like an awl, formerly used for pressing down individual type characters letters from a column or page in making corrections.
  7. A multifunctional tool for pinning cloaks at the nape of the neck used also as a decorative hairpin or as a sewing instrument.


  1. Closely wedged between two people.


  1. A surname​.

bodkin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bodkin occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bodkin can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bodkin can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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