bodikin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From body +‎ -kin

Noun[edit]

bodikin (plural bodikins)

  1. A diminutive of body, forming part of the exclamatory phrase "odd's bodikin", a corruption of God's body.
    Odd's bodikin, man, better: use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping? — Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene II.

References[edit]

  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, Vol 1, p0608, bodikin