chiv

chiv

[shiv]
noun

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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chiv or slang shiv (tʃɪv, ʃɪv)
 
n
1.  a knife
 
vb , chivs, chivving, chivved, shivs, shivving, shivved
2.  to stab (someone)
 
[C17: perhaps from Romany chiv blade]
 
shiv or slang shiv
 
n
 
vb
 
[C17: perhaps from Romany chiv blade]

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shiv definition

[ʃɪv]
and chiv
  1. n.
    a knife. (Underworld.) : Swiftly and silently his shiv found its way up under Rocko's ribs. All for a silly dame.
  2. tv.
    to stab someone. (Underworld.) : The boss told Joel Cairo to get Sam one way or the other—shiv him, burn him, clobber him—but get him.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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