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shiv

Chevy

noun

A Chevrolet car (1930+)

shiv

noun

  1. A knife, esp a clasp knife or similar weapon: She gets this anonymous letter sticking the shiv in my back/ The big knife called the chib
  2. A razor; anything with a sharp cutting edge

verb

: being shivved by Johnny Mizzoo

[1912+; fr Romany chiv, ''blade,'' by way of British underworld slang]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Sumner has been dining with us, and he and chev have been pitying unmarried women.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • I had alternately to grunt and squeak the parts, while chev played the puppets.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • chev came dancing in to tell me that Flossy is engaged to David Hall.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • The day of the celebration of dear chev's one hundredth birthday.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • Doak swore quietly and thoroughly and stepped into the oven that was his chev.

    The Mighty Dead William Campbell Gault
  • cheverel, chev′ėr-el, n. a kid: soft, flexible leather made of kid-skin.

  • chev is very desirous of having a house in town, and is far more pleased with my success than I am.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • I find that my name has been advertised in relation to Griswold's book—people come to ask chev if that Mrs. Howe is his wife.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • chev and Sumner have each spoken twice, in behalf of the Philadelphia system, and against the course of the Society.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • chev gave me a little French dessert set yesterday, which made my table look so pretty.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards

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