snickersnee

noun
snick·​er·​snee | \ ˈsni-kər-ˌsnē How to pronounce snickersnee (audio) , ˈsni-kə-ˌsnē \

Definition of snickersnee

: a large knife

First Known Use of snickersnee

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Snickersnee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snickersnee. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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