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


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