15+ Slang Words For Knife (And Other Related Words)

This versatile kitchen equipment is the beginning of a good meal. We found out there are interesting slang words it which we have compiled them in a list down below. You will learn their meanings and how to properly use them. Enjoy and always keep safe when using your knives. 

Slang Words for Knife (in Alphabetical Order)

Angel

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A switchblade that has the knife springing from the handle. 
  • Example: My angel got confiscated at the airport. I didn't they know they weren't allowed onboard.

Blade

Meaning:

  • (Noun) The general term for any metal with a sharp edge that can be used for cutting, usually a knife. 
  • Example: My blade is from Japan and is the Damascus kind. 

Ching

Meaning:

  • (Noun) The British slang for a knife, referring to the metallic “ching” sound they make.
  • Example: The butcher’s ching really needs a good sharpening. It could barely chop the meat. 

Cold Steel

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This slang phrase for knives comes from a popular manufacturer of blades in the US.
  • Example: I always carry one handy Cold Steel with me whenever I go camping. 

Drum And Fife

Meaning:

  • (Noun) The Cockney Rhyming slang for a knife. 
  • Example: I am a big fan of drum and fife competitions. I find it amazing how fast people can run a course while using their knives. 

Kitted Up

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) This slang means that someone is armed with a knife.  
  • Example: Rambo was kitted up when facing the evil sheriff pursuing him. 

Plugged

Meaning:

  • (Verb) To get punctured, wounded, or stabbed by a sharp knife.  
  • Example: I was almost plugged when the knives fell from the drawer. 

Rambo

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A knife, specifically a survival knife popularized by the fictional character John Rambo.  
  • Example: Bear Grylls always has a handy Rambo with him in his survival expeditions. 

Shank

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A makeshift blade or knife carried usually in prisons or in gang members.
  • Example: Prison films always show the characters making their shanks for protection. 

Shiv

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Originating in the 1670s, a shiv is also a handmade impromptu knife made in prisons similar to the shank. 
  • Example: Donny, the jail warden, was almost attacked with a shiv when the riot began. 

Stanley

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A British slang for blades coming from a popular brand of knives. 
  • Example: We need a Stanley to cut the thick cardboard and shape it. 

Steel

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A general slang for weapons made out of metal, not necessarily steel. Steel could easily refer to a knife. 
  • Example: Jackson has some steel collection at the back. Most of them are antique. 

Texas Toothpick

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A Southern US slang for knives. It is often seen in popular media people using bowie knives as toothpicks. 
  • Example: My Texas toothpick has rusted real bad. I think it needs some good restoration since it is an heirloom. 

Tickler

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A euphemistic slang for knives. It should be noted that knives are dangerous and should be handled with caution.
  • Example: Do not play with my tickler. You might cut yourself since it is very sharp. 

Tooled Up

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Similar to kitted up, tooled up means that someone is armed, often with a knife. 
  • Example: The suspect was tooled up but was quickly apprehended.

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