Shiv meaning

shĭv
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To stab with a shiv.
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A knife, esp. one used as a weapon.
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A knife, especially a makeshift one fashioned from something not normally used as a weapon (like a plastic spoon or a toothbrush).
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A particular woody by-product of processing flax or hemp.
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(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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To stab someone with a shiv.
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(by extension) To stab someone with anything not normally used as a stabbing weapon.
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A knife, razor, or other sharp or pointed implement, especially one used as a weapon.
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Origin of shiv

  • Probably Romani chiv blade

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested 1665-1675, from Romani chiv (“blade").

    From Wiktionary