verb (shivs, shivving, shivved, shivved)
- A knife. Usually associated with a makeshift instrument fashioned from something not normally used as a weapon (like a plastic spoon or a toothbrush).
Etymology: (rfc-level, Etymology not at level 3)First attested 1665"1675, probably from "chiv", Romany for blade
- To stab someone with a shiv
- (By extension) To stab someone with anything not intended as a stabbing weapon
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