Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Malay or Indonesian dagger having a wavy double-edged blade.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Another spelling of creese.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Malay dagger. See creese.

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  • noun An Indonesian or Malay dagger with a wavy, or rigid serpentine blade.
  • noun A Moro sword with an asymmetrical blade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Malay keris.]

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From Malay keris. Recognized as part of English ca. 1580.

Examples

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  • I've heard of kris blades before, but never heard kris used on its own like this. Also thought it was spelled kriss.

    "...man with a speckled orange-tawny turban and a kris tucked into his sarong..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 185

    March 4, 2008

  • No ss in Malay, Indonesian or Javanese. Spelling keris is also acceptable.

    September 16, 2008