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snickersnee

[ snik-er-snee ]

noun

  1. a knife, especially one used as a weapon.


snickersnee

/ ˈsnɪkəˌsniː /

noun

  1. a knife for cutting or thrusting
  2. a fight with knives


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Word History and Origins

Origin of snickersnee1

1690–1700; variant (by alliterative assimilation) of earlier stick or snee to thrust or cut < Dutch steken to stick 2 + snij ( d ) en to cut

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Word History and Origins

Origin of snickersnee1

C17 stick or snee, from Dutch steken to stick ² + snijen to cut

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