snickersnee

snickersnee

[snik-er-snee]
noun
a knife, especially one used as a weapon.

Origin:
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)
 
n
1.  a knife for cutting or thrusting
2.  a fight with knives
 
[C17 stick or snee, from Dutch steken to stick² + snijen to cut]

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snickersnee
1698, originally "fight with knives," from snick-or-snee (1613), from Du. steken "to thrust, stick" + snijden "to cut" (cf. Ger. schneiden).
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