sax

1
[saks]
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noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. sawney,
  2. sawtimber,
  3. sawtooth,
  4. sawtooth roof,
  5. sawyer,
  6. sax.,
  7. saxatile,
  8. saxe,
  9. saxe blue,
  10. saxe-altenburg

Origin of sax

1
by shortening

sax

2
[saks]

noun

a short, single-edged sword of ancient Scandinavia.

Origin of sax

2
before 900; Middle English sexe, Old English seax, sæx; cognate with Old Norse sax (Swedish, Danish sax scissors). See saw1

Sax.

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British Dictionary definitions for sax

sax

1

noun

a tool resembling a small axe, used for cutting roofing slate

Word Origin for sax

Old English seax knife; related to Old Saxon sahs, Old Norse sax

noun

informal short for saxophone
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Word Origin and History for sax

sax

n.

1923, colloquial shortening of saxophone.

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