snickersnee

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noun snick·er·snee \ˈsni-kə(r)-ˌsnē\

Definition of snickersnee

  1. :  a large knife

Origin and Etymology of snickersnee

obsolete snick or snee to engage in cut-and-thrust fighting, alteration of earlier steake or snye, from Dutch steken of snijden to thrust or cut


First Known Use: circa 1775

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