Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A former Scottish copper coin of less value than a bawbee, worth about one-sixth of an English penny.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small Scotch coin worth about one sixth of an English penny.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch copper coin first issued under Charles II., and worth at that time 2d. Scotch, or one sixth of an English penny; hence, a very small coin. The name turner was also applied to it.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • I cared not a "bodle" for the company of the misses: Nay, though there was a boarding-school in the village, and though we used to meet with its fair inmates at

    The Monastery

  • Before the door of Saunders Jaup, a feuar of some importance, “who held his land free, and caredna a bodle for any one,” yawned that odoriferous gulf, ycleped, in Scottish phrase, the jawhole; in other words, an uncovered common sewer.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Miss Clara does not merit respect and kindness at your hand; but I doubt mickle if she wad care a bodle for thae braw things.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • I cared not a “bodle” for the company of the misses: Nay, though there was a boarding-school in the village, and though we used to meet with its fair inmates at Simon

    The Monastery

  • BODDLE, bodle, a copper coin, worth one third of an English penny.

    Waverley

  • In which respect, not any one daring to displease her, shee went with the dead bodle to the Seigneurie, there to answere all Objections.

    The Decameron

  • The Provost looked anew upon the careless, intrepid young Northumbrian, who seemed not to care a bodle for his imminent fate.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • The race o 'them never brocht ocht in my generation to puir Scotland worth a bodle, unless it micht be a new fricassee to fyle a stamach wi'.

    Doom Castle

  • "You can wadger your henmist bodle on that," says Sandy, as he took a rive ooten a penny lafe.

    My Man Sandy

  • M'lver was most frantic about the business, and I think I was cool, for I was never a person that cared a bodle about my history bye the second generation.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.