snickersnee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snickersnee fighting with knives
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snickersnee Same as snick and snee (which see, under snick).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Snickersnee a knife
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. snikka, to nick, cut.

Usage

In literature:

Then the Prime Minister shouldered his faithful "snickersnee" and went forth as executioner.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
There's bould PARNELL, he looks fierce and fell, Wid his savage face, and his snickersnee steely.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100. March 7, 1891." by Various
I'll grant he was some fencer with his doughty snickersnee, But Richard Coeur de Lion didn't have a thing on me!
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
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In poetry:

"First let me say my catechism
Which my poor mammy taught to me."
"Make haste, make haste," says guzzling Jimmy,
While Jack pulled his snickersnee.
"Little Billee" by William Makepeace Thackeray