Rare a large knife, designed for use as a thrusting and cutting weapon
Origin of snickersnee; from snick or snee, earlier stick or snee, combat with knives ; from Dutch steken, to thrust, stab + snijden, to cut
A knife resembling a sword.
Origin of snickersneeAlteration of obsolete stick or snee, to cut and thrust in fighting with a knife, partial translation of Dutch steken of snijden : steken, to stab (from Middle Dutch; see steig- in Indo-European roots) + of, or + snijden, to cut (from Middle Dutch sniden).
- A large sword-like knife, especially one used as a weapon.
- (archaic) A knife fight.
An alteration of snick or snee.