Origin of snickersneefrom snick or snee, earlier stick or snee, combat with knives from Dutch steken, to thrust, stab + snijden, to cut
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.