scis·​sors-and-paste ˈsi-zərz-ən(d)-ˈpāst How to pronounce scissors-and-paste (audio)
: being a compilation rather than an effort of original and independent investigation

Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scissors-and-paste was in 1800

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“Scissors-and-paste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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