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noun 
  1. a large knife
verb (whittl, ing)
  1. (context, transitive, or, intransitive) To cut or shape wood with a knife.
  2. (transitive) To reduce or gradually eliminate something (such as a debt).
Etymology: From (term, whittel, , large knife), an alteration of (term, thwitel), itself from (term, thwiten, , to whittle), from (term, thwitan) (rfe, OED gives also "to intoxicate")


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