Definitions

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  • n. A doit; a small coin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A doit; a small coin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See doitkin.

Etymologies

Dutch duitken, diminutive of duit. See doit, and compare doitkin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • A number of olde bookes had he eaten with the moathes and wormes, now all daye would not hee studye a dodkin, but picke those wormes and moathes out of his Librarie, and of their mixture make a preseruatiue against the plague. The licour out of his shooes he would wring to make a sacred balsamum against barrennes.

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    April 14, 2010

  • An early name for the doit, a small Dutch coin. Hence, any coin of very small value.

    August 6, 2008