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fish knife

fish knife
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish nahyf]
    • /fɪʃ naɪf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish nahyf]
    • /fɪʃ naɪf/

Definitions of fish knife words

  • noun fish knife a small knife with a spatulalike blade, used with a fork in cutting fish at table. 1
  • countable noun fish knife A fish knife is a knife that you use when you eat fish. It has a wide flat blade and does not have a sharp edge. 0
  • noun fish knife a blunt knife with a wide blade, used for eating or serving fish 0
  • noun fish knife A fish knife is a knife that you use when you eat fish. It has a wide flat blade and does not have a sharp edge. 0
  • noun fish knife Alternative spelling of fish-knife. 0

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Origin of fish knife

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English fishknif

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Fish knife

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fish knife popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fish knife usage trend in Literature

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