MEANING: noun:
1. A small, pointed instrument for making holes in cloth, etc.
2. A blunt needle for drawing tape or cord through a loop or a hem.
3. A long, ornamental hairpin.
4. A dagger or stiletto.

ETYMOLOGY: Of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1386.

CODKIN - scrod, haddock, or other similar species of fish

BADKIN - the black sheep of the family

BOYKIN - my male second cousin once removed