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snickersnee

[ snik-er-snee ]
/ ˈsnɪk ərˌsni /
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noun

a knife, especially one used as a weapon.

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Origin of snickersnee

1690–1700; variant (by alliterative assimilation) of earlier stick or snee to thrust or cut <Dutch steken to stick2 + snij(d)en to cut
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British Dictionary definitions for snickersnee

snickersnee
/ (ˈsnɪkəˌsniː) /

noun archaic

a knife for cutting or thrusting
a fight with knives
C17 stick or snee, from Dutch steken to stick ² + snijen to cut
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