"Silverware" originally meant "eating utensils made from silver." (An "eating utensil" being a fork, spoon or knife). Now, all eating utensils are called "silverware" regardless of what materials they are made of!
REAL silver eating utensils are expensive. Usually you receive a set of real silverware as a wedding gift & you use the set for special occasions.

I still don't get why stainless steel (or worse, plastic) forks, spoons & knives are called "silverware" WHEN THEY ARE NOT MADE OF SILVER!
by Silky Smooth April 28, 2004
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bling made of silver. Could be rims, silver chains, anything silver used as a necessity to like go with a fit or a car.
trying to jack mah silverware, bitch. ill kill you!
by bojzzle December 07, 2004
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Term used by guys to alert each other of an attractive woman nearby; specifically, one with a nice butt.
Charles and Henry are purchasing sodas at the local malt-shop. Henry notices a lovely girl at the jukebox with a big ol booty.
"Charles, silverware." *gestures in the vicinity of the girl.
"Dayum, Henry. Imma eggwash dat ass fo'sho!"
by The Rev NG8 August 04, 2018
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The act of performing the acts of spooning, forking, and kniving in a single period of time.
We were totally silverwaring all night long!
by GracieLou1000 September 17, 2011
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The undetermined point in time at which a roommate will finally wash the dishes he/she has used when and if there are no clean dishes left to be used or no clean dishes left that he/she requires.
Roommate 1: "When is he going to do the dishes?"
Me: "Oh, when he hits The Silverware Shift."
by KMeyers September 27, 2012
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A group of people who are spooning.
"Hey" said John upon entering his dorm room. "I don't mind you and your girlfriend hanging out in here, but I don't want a frigging silverware drawer in here"!
by Alejandro 11 September 02, 2007
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Used amongst employees of the service (bartender, waiter, busser, etc) field. Meant to bring attention to a certain customer present at a table, booth, counter, or elsewhere within the property for a visually obvious reason without arising suspicion amongst the patrons.
Busser: Silverware check table 85.
Waiter: Holy shit, you can see her tits from here!

Busser: Silverware check the bar top, pretty sure the female at the end isn't old enough to order juice, let alone a drink.
by NiggaHatingDolphin August 08, 2011
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