The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!

from Lewis Carroll – Jabberwocky on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Snicker-snack” is Carroll’s invented onomatopoeia for the sound of a slashing blade, but it may be related to the archaic word snickersnee: “A large, sword-like knife, especially one used as a weapon.” Snickersnee can also be a verb meaning “to fight with a knife.

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