snickersnee

noun

snick·​er·​snee ˈsni-kər-ˌsnē How to pronounce snickersnee (audio)
ˈsni-kə-ˌsnē
: a large knife

Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snickersnee was circa 1775

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Cite this Entry

“Snickersnee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snickersnee. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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