shiv

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First attested 1665–1675, from Romani chiv (blade).

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shiv (plural shivs)

  1. A knife, especially a makeshift one fashioned from something not normally used as a weapon (like a plastic spoon or a toothbrush).
  2. A particular woody by-product of processing flax or hemp.
  3. (computing) A shim, i.e. a small library that transparently intercepts and modifies calls to an API, usually for compatibility purposes.

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shiv (third-person singular simple present shivs, present participle shivving, simple past and past participle shivved)

  1. To stab someone with a shiv.
  2. (by extension) To stab someone with anything not normally used as a stabbing weapon.

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