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shiv

[shiv] /ʃɪv/
noun, Slang.
1.
a knife, especially a switchblade.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; perhaps alteration of chiv blade < Romany
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British Dictionary definitions for shiv

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

shiv

/ʃɪv/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of chiv
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Word Origin and History for shiv
n.

"a razor," 1915, variant of chive, thieves' cant word for "knife" (1670s), of unknown origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for shiv

shitwork

modifier

: something better than shitwork jobs

noun

Menial and tedious work; degrading routine work; scut work: the boredom, the shitwork, the perpetual deadlines (1960s+)


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