stiletto

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian stiletto. Doublet of stylet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /stəˈlɛtoʊ/, [stəˈlɛɾoʊ]

Noun[edit]

stiletto (plural stilettos or stilettoes or stiletti)

  1. A small, slender knife or dagger-like weapon intended for stabbing.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in The Tremarn Case[1]:
      “There the cause of death was soon ascertained ; the victim of this daring outrage had been stabbed to death from ear to ear with a long, sharp instrument, in shape like an antique stiletto, which […] was subsequently found under the cushions of the hansom. […]”
  2. A rapier.
  3. An awl.
  4. A woman's shoe with a tall, slender heel (called a stiletto heel).
  5. A beard trimmed into a pointed form.

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Adjective[edit]

stiletto (not comparable)

  1. Sharp and narrow like a stiletto.
    Her stiletto heels would cause damage if she ever stepped on someone's foot with them.

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

stiletto (third-person singular simple present stilettos, present participle stilettoing, simple past and past participle stilettoed)

  1. (transitive) To attack or kill with a stiletto (dagger).
    • 1834, Henry Tudor, Narrative of a Tour in North America
      The recollection of former atrocities by the populace in plundering the city and stilettoing the inhabitants, is sufficiently fresh in the remembrance of the government to serve as an additional stimulus to prevent similar disorders.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian stiletto

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

stiletto f (plural ?, diminutive stilettoke n)

  1. stiletto

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

stilo (needle, stylus) +‎ -etto

Noun[edit]

stiletto m (plural stiletti)

  1. (weaponry) stiletto, dagger

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

stiletto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stilettare

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian stiletto

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstiletto/, [ˈst̪ilet̪t̪o]

Noun[edit]

stiletto m (plural stilettos)

  1. stiletto