cut-and-paste

adjective \ ˌkət-ᵊn-ˈpāst \

Definition of cut-and-paste

: pieced together by excerpting and combining fragments from multiple sources
  • the book was a cut-and-paste job

First Known Use of cut-and-paste

1864


CUT-AND-PASTE Defined for English Language Learners

cut-and-paste

adjective

Definition of cut-and-paste for English Language Learners

  • : made up of parts taken from many different sources


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