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shiv

zero derivation noun to verb; verb; slang
cant word for gangsters, kill
 
Shiv is a cant word itself, meaning knives, especially referring to weapon knives. It is a noun, but just like many other nouns, the meaning of shiv can bend to some verb meaning which is derived from its original noun meaning. Since shiv’s noun meaning is weapon knives, it’s quite reasonable to deduct that the derived verb meaning of shiv is to kill.
Etymology : zero derivation of shiv, verb meaning deriving from its original noun meaning.
Source : “Pitty he got shived.” The Usual Suspect 1996.
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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