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scissor

noun scis·sor \ ˈsi-zər \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

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scissor

verb

Definition of scissor

scissored; scissoring play \ˈsi-zə-riŋ, ˈsiz-riŋ\
: to cut, cut up, or cut off with scissors or shears
  • scissored the paper into strips

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circa 1625

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