Definitions

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  • n. A diminutive of body, forming part of the exclamatory phrase "odd's bodikin", a corruption of God's body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as bodkin; -- a variant spelling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A diminutive of body, forming part of the exclamatory phrase “odd's bodikin,” a corruption of God's body. Also spelled bodykin.

Etymologies

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From body +‎ -kin

Examples

  • Odd's bodikin, man, better: use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?

    Hamlet

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