snick or snee

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch steken ‘thrust, stick’ + snee, a dialectal variant of snijden ‘cut’. The st- of stick later assimilated to the sn- of snick.

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VerbEdit

snick or snee

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) to cut or thrust while fighting with a knife; to use a knife as a weapon

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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 14:47