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Shivs Possibly the most frequently used word in trendy Montreal kids' vocabulary. “Shivs” can be used to describe most situations in life. A person can be shivs, a place can be shivs, a situation can shivs, hell even life itself can be shivs sometimes. Synonyms include: sketchy, socially awkward, annoying, and weird.
Girl 1: Did Nick just pick up that dirty hobo's boxers?

Girl 2: Shivs.

Girl 1: I went to that craziest party ever last night, I got there and fifteen minutes later the cops busted it!

Girl 2: Shivs.

Girl 1: I just bought the new Miley Cyrus album!

Girl 2: you is shivs.

by cynder January 12, 2009
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A portmanteau of "make shift" and "knife" (or "knives"), used to describe a homemade weapon made up of objects one would find in a prison that is not metallic.
Hey, grab your shiv and lets shank his ass.
by CaPsi December 06, 2007
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a home-made weapon used for CUTTING, not stabbing. a sharpened tooth-brush is not a shiv, that is a shank, which is used for stabbing.
guy 1:"i got cornered on my last day in prison, i was lucky i had my shiv!"
guy 2:"oh sweet! im going to jail soon, how do you make one?"
guy 1:"take a razor blade and a lighter in with you, then melt the blade to your toothbrush."
by cutter-of-stuff December 30, 2010
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1. knife or blade(noun)

2. stab(verb)

shiv or chiv is English 20th century slang, prob from earlier Thieves' slang "chive" meaning knife, derived from Romany.
He's got a shiv=he's shivved up
she shivved him= she stabbed him
by guttapercha January 21, 2011
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to thrust towards someone or somthing with a blunt, rusty, serrated knife.
by perry March 06, 2006
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Form of punching: To jab through a crowd and to hit the face of a deserving target, by missing the nose and striking the cheek bone.

To shiv properly the target should do a complete spin on their axis.
by WhimsicalMcGee July 15, 2011
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COMMON TYPO ON PHONE AND MIS-PRONOUCAINTION OF SHIT

FREQUETLY SAID WHEN THE BAND

propa kickin super rad is what we aim for
see groupies at pizza hut!
ah SHIV i just saw banji
by pisserpisser May 02, 2007
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