chiv

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  • noun (to) knife (someone). A word originating in Romany (gypsy) speech, used particularly in criminal argot of the 1950s. The word, also written and pronounced shiv, often referred to a home-made knife or razor blade used for instance by prisoners or street gangs.
  • verb (to) knife (someone). A word originating in Romany (gypsy) speech, used particularly in criminal argot of the 1950s. The word, also written and pronounced shiv, often referred to a home-made knife or razor blade used for instance by prisoners or street gangs.
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