- a knife, especially a switchblade.
Origin of shiv
Related Words for shivbayonet, dagger, blade, sword, skewer, machete, sickle, cutter, scalpel, lance, steel, shank, point, edge, cutlass, sabre, switchblade, scythe, bolo, stiletto
Examples from the Web for shiv
Contemporary Examples of shiv
“We are trying to make the weather cute,” Shiv Takhar, the other creator, says.Weather Kitty App Makes Meteorology Fun
August 7, 2013
In the mid-60s, the Shiv Sena spoke of the erosion of Marathi.
Thackeray, it said, “like a veteran general, commanded his loyal Shiv Sainiks to retaliate by organized attacks against Muslims.”
Yet the astonishing thing is that reports like these are music to the ears of the Shiv Sena.
Because the big chief of his party, the Shiv Sena, went on life support two days ago.
Historical Examples of shiv
"Haven't even got my shiv anymore, Frankie," Tiflin remarked, casually.The Planet Strappers
Raymond Zinke Gallun
Now that Shiv had mentioned it, Delancy recognized the fear that plagued him.
And I don't think I want to have anything to do with that guy, do you, Shiv?
He sells it cheap, and certainly it makes him fat as Shiv's own bull.Kim
As fast as his short bowed legs would carry him, he ran to the car and piled in beside Shiv.
- a variant spelling of chiv
"a razor," 1915, variant of chive, thieves' cant word for "knife" (1670s), of unknown origin.