Definition of Snickersnee

1. Noun. Fighting with knives.

Exact synonyms: Cut-and-thrust, Knife Fight
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap



Definition of Snickersnee

1. Noun. A large sword-like knife, especially one used as a weapon. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A knife fight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snickersnee

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snickersnee

snibbing
snibs
snick
snick or snee
snicked
snicker
snicker-snack
snickerdoodle
snickerdoodles
snickered
snickerer
snickerers
snickering
snickeringly
snickers
snickersnee (current term)
snickersnees
snickery
snicket
snickets
snicking
snicks
snide
snidely
snideness
snidenesses
snider
snides
snidest
snie

Literary usage of Snickersnee

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"snickersnee. A large clasp-knife, or combat with ... "One man being busy in lighting bis pine.and another In sharpening his snickersnee."—Irving: ¡¡. ..."

2. American Notes and Queries edited by William Shepard Walsh, Henry Collins Walsh, William H. Garrison, Samuel R. Harris (1890)
"He is an Englishman, and a graduate of Oxford. We imagine that the title is an unofficial one. snickersnee. — In the opera "The Mikado" occur the words, ..."

3. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1902)
"Make haste, make haste," says guzzling Timmy, While Jack pulled out his snickersnee. So Billy went up to the main-top gallant mast, And down he fell on his ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
""Make haste, make haste," says guzzling Jimmy, While Jack pulled out his snickersnee. So Billy went up to the main-top-gallant-mast, And down he fell on his ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1864)
"... While Jim pulled out his snickersnee. So Bill went up the main-top-gallant mast Whore down ho fell on bis bended knee. II« source hail oome to the ..."

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