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kris

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noun
a short sword or heavy dagger with a wavy blade, used by the Malays.
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Sometimes kriss, creese .

Origin of kris

First recorded in 1570–80; from Malay kəris (spelling keris )
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British Dictionary definitions for kris

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
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