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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shiv]
    • /ʃɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shiv]
    • /ʃɪv/

Definitions of chiv word

  • noun chiv a knife 3
  • verb chiv to stab (someone) 3
  • noun chiv shiv. 1
  • noun chiv Alternative form of shiv. 1

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Origin of chiv

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Chiv


chiv popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

chiv usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chiv

verb chiv

  • shave — to remove a growth of beard with a razor.
  • cleave — To cleave something means to split or divide it into two separate parts, often violently.
  • divide — to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
  • hack — to place (something) on a hack, as for drying or feeding.
  • slit — to cut apart or open along a line; make a long cut, fissure, or opening in.

Antonyms for chiv

verb chiv

  • unite — to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
  • combine — If you combine two or more things or if they combine, they exist together.
  • mend — to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy.
  • sew — to ground (a vessel) at low tide (sometimes fol by up).
  • join — to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple.

Top questions with chiv

  • what is a chiv?
  • how to make chiv?

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