bread knife
• Rhyming Slang for 'wife'. e.g. "How's the bread knife doin' mate ?".

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  • bread knife — noun a knife used to cut bread • Hypernyms: ↑knife * * * noun : a knife with a long blade that has a serrated or scalloped edge * * * a knife designed or suitable for slicing bread, as one having a wavy or saw toothed blade. [1860 65] * * * bread …   Useful english dictionary

  • bread knife — noun A knife, with a serrated edge, designed to cut bread; sometimes slots into a bread board …   Wiktionary

  • bread knife — a knife designed or suitable for slicing bread, as one having a wavy or saw toothed blade. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • bread knife — Cockney Rhyming Slang Wife …   English dialects glossary

  • Knife — A knife is a handheld sharp edged instrument consisting of handle attached to a blade used for cutting. The knife is a tool that can be used as a weapon. Its origins date as far back as two and a half million years ago, as evidenced by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bread clip — A bread clip is a device used to hold plastic bags (such as the ones sliced bread is commonly packaged in) closed. They are also commonly called bread tags, bread tabs, bread ties, bread crimps, bread bag clips, or (somewhat less commonly) bread… …   Wikipedia

  • knife — n. instrument for cutting 1) to plunge a knife into smb. 2) to pull a knife (on smb.) 3) to stab smb. with a knife 4) to sharpen a knife 5) a dull; sharp knife 6) a bowie; boy scout; bread; butcher (esp. AE). butcher s (esp. BE); clasp; electric; …   Combinatory dictionary

  • knife — 1 noun plural knives, (C) 1 a metal blade fixed into a handle, used for cutting or as a weapon: knife and fork | He had been stabbed with a knife. | kitchen/bread/vegetable etc knife (=knife used in the kitchen, for cutting bread etc) 2 the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • knife — noun 1 tool for cutting ADJECTIVE ▪ blunt, dull (esp. AmE) ▪ sharp ▪ serrated ▪ long ▪ small …   Collocations dictionary

  • bread — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fresh ▪ hard, mouldy/moldy, soggy, stale ▪ This bread is going stale. ▪ crusty …   Collocations dictionary

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