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chiv

[shiv] /ʃɪv/
noun
1.
shiv.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for chiv

chiv

/tʃɪv; ʃɪv/
noun
1.
a knife
verb chivs, chivving, chivved, shivs, shivving, shivved
2.
to stab (someone)
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from Romany chiv blade
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shiv

noun
  1. A knife, esp a clasp knife or similar weapon: She gets this anonymous letter sticking the shiv in my back/ The big knife called the chib
  2. A razor; anything with a sharp cutting edge
verb

: being shivved by Johnny Mizzoo

[1912+; fr Romany chiv, ''blade,'' by way of British underworld slang]


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