kris (plural krises)

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

kris (krises, present participle krising; past and past participle krised)

  1. (transitive) To stab with a kris.
    • 1901, George Manville Fenn, Running Amok: A Story of Adventure, page 100:
      [...] when I was a boy, but Rajah Sul and Sultan Abdel krissed and speared all the poor people and burned the campongs.
    • 2017, John D. Greenwood, Forbidden Hill (Monsoon Books, ISBN 9781912049196):
      One Malay seaman had resisted the rattan halter––he had been krissed to death on the spot and thrown overboard.

Proper noun
  1. A diminutive of the female given names Kristina, Christina, Kristin, Kristine and related given names.
  2. A diminutive of the male given names Christopher, Christian, and related given names.

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