[ snik-er-snee ]
/ ˈsnɪk ərˌsni /
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
Words nearby snickersnee
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British Dictionary definitions for snickersnee
/ (ˈsnɪkəˌsniː) /
a knife for cutting or thrusting
a fight with knives
Word Origin for snickersnee
C17 stick or snee, from Dutch steken to stick ² + snijen to cut
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