kris

or kriss

[ krees ]
/ kris /

noun

Definition for kris (2 of 2)

creese

or crease, kris

[ krees ]
/ kris /

noun

a short sword or heavy dagger with a wavy blade, used by the Malays.

Origin of creese

1570–80; < Malay kəris (spelling keris)
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British Dictionary definitions for kris (1 of 2)

kris

/ (krɪs) /

noun

a Malayan and Indonesian stabbing or slashing knife with a scalloped edgeAlso called: crease, creese

Word Origin for kris

C16: from Malay kris

British Dictionary definitions for kris (2 of 2)

creese

/ (kriːs) /

noun

a rare spelling of kris
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Word Origin and History for kris

kris


n.

short Malay dagger with a wavy blade, 1570s, said to be a Javanese word.

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