noun \stə-ˈle-(ˌ)tō\

: a woman's shoe with a very high, thin heel

: the heel of a stiletto

: a knife with a thin, pointed blade

plural sti·let·tos or sti·let·toes

Full Definition of STILETTO

:  a slender dagger with a blade thick in proportion to its breadth
:  a pointed instrument for piercing holes for eyelets or embroidery
:  stiletto heel; also :  a shoe with a stiletto heel

Origin of STILETTO

Italian, diminutive of stilo stylus, dagger, from Latin stilus stylus — more at style
First Known Use: circa 1611

Rhymes with STILETTO


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