An individual who self-mutilates by laceration, as described in other entries. Although there are exceedingly rare examples of legitimate cutters, a vast majority (Johnson and Williams 2005, et al.) are simply attention seekers who will inflict very minor injury on themselves in imitation of more serious self-mutilation (Ibid.). In recent years, as media coverage and general societal awareness increase, self-mutilation has become more common than in the past, due much in part to "copycat crimes" wherein people imitate the mutilatory actions they've observed. Although it can be signs of a serious mental illness, one must take caution before assuming that self-mutilation is in itself a signifier of mental disturbance.
Some mutilators (or cutters) have a serious mental illness; others simply don't.
by Derek JM April 05, 2007
Midwest term? Person with really short hair like a crew cut. Used in a negative sense.
There was a bunch of cutters acting like D-bags at the Phish show.
by avant/chi fan February 02, 2009
1. a person who has emotional difficulties
2. need a way to express their emotions
3. can not deal with the world ergo they cut themselves to escape from reality
i'm a cutter because i hate society these days
by crazymusicdudette January 01, 2009
Somebody who deliberately harms their body to release emotional pain without the intention of suicide
Amy - I am a cutter because I was bullied for three years. People called me fat and worthless. I now suffer from depression and anxiety and I cut to real ease my inner pain.

Michael- I cut because it makes me feel in control. Whenever I feel worthless or that I should die, I cut myself to remind myself I am a real person with feelings.

Caroline- I cut because my mom died a few months ago. It helps me cope whenever I miss her.

Rachel- I cut because I have really low self esteem and I hate myself so much. Self harm is the only thing that helps me.
by 2k15bitches March 07, 2015
In a fantasy series a cutter commonly refers to a hitman of some kind or other.
The cutters ambushed us and most of the party fell.
by The Shadowfox April 09, 2013
someone in a parking lot who walks down a row of cars making you think he is heading to his car but then cuts through to a different row of cars
we were looking for a parking spot and followed him slowly as he walked down the row to his car when all of a sudden he went between two parked cars and into the next row of parked cars where someone else got his space. we were so annoyed! we put down the window and yelled "CUTTER!"
by nancy coleman and molly February 20, 2008
Originated in the Bahamas: Bahamian for anyone who is willing to have meaningless sex with anyone. Pronounced like it's spelled.
Aye bey, I gone to di club to find me a cutter.
by STAY-IRIE15 June 13, 2011
It's what the Coast Guard calls big boats...usually ones longer than 65'.
Ensign Jones: "That's a big boat!"

Chief Marks: "That's a cutter you stupid butter bar."
by Mini Gunz April 30, 2010
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