noun, plural sti·let·tos, sti·let·toes.
verb (used with object), sti·let·toed, sti·let·to·ing.
- stiletto heel,
- stilicho, flavius,
- still alarm
Origin of stiletto
Examples from the Web for stiletto
At the time, Fendrick remembers, very few women (outside of “4/20 girls” or “stiletto stoners”) were speaking out about it.
Lozada is known to reality-TV fans as an attractive bully with a penchant for throwing wine bottles and stiletto pumps.With ‘Fix My Life,’ Iyanla Vanzant Opens Next Chapter by Helping Others|Allison Samuels|September 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I am a peaceable man, and I don't like the suspicion of a stiletto, even in a dream.My Miscellanies, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Wilkie Collins
His energies have true vent; his better feelings are roused; he has thrown aside the stiletto.At Home And Abroad|Margaret Fuller Ossoli
The human in her used the stiletto or hatpin, the animal in her used claws.Christopher Quarles|Percy James Brebner
The barber made a movement as if to stop her, but she turned and her hand still grasped her stiletto.The Barber of Paris|Charles Paul de Kock
As the train whirled toward London she whetted the stiletto of vengeance upon the grindstone of her wounded feelings.The King's Men|Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
noun plural -tos
verb -toes, -toing or -toed
Word Origin for stiletto
1610s, "short dagger with a thick blade," from Italian stiletto, diminutive of stilo "dagger," from Latin stilus "pointed writing instrument" (see style (n.)). Stiletto heel first attested 1953.