snick or snee

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /snɪk ɔː sniː/

Verb[edit]

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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