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snickersnee

[snik-er-snee] /ˈsnɪk ərˌsni/
noun
1.
a knife, especially one used as a weapon.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; variant (by alliterative assimilation) of earlier stick or snee to thrust or cut < Dutch steken to stick2 + snij(d)en to cut
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snickersnee

/ˈsnɪkəˌsniː/
noun (archaic)
1.
a knife for cutting or thrusting
2.
a fight with knives
Word Origin
C17 stick or snee, from Dutch steken to stick² + snijen to cut
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Word Origin and History for snickersnee
n.

1690s, originally "fight with knives," from snick-or-snee (1610s), from Dutch steken "to thrust, stick" + snijden "to cut" (cf. German schneiden; see schnitzel).

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