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snickersnee

[snik-er-snee]
noun
  1. 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

noun archaic
  1. a knife for cutting or thrusting
  2. a fight with knives
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Word Origin

C17 stick or snee, from Dutch steken to stick ² + snijen to cut
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Word Origin and History for snickersnee

n.

1690s, originally "fight with knives," from snick-or-snee (1610s), from Dutch steken "to thrust, stick" + snijden "to cut" (cf. German schneiden; see schnitzel).

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