a cutter is a slang term for someone who for whatever reason self-harms. this is in NO WAY to be confused with the recent teeny-bopper craze of being emo where children dress in black and bright colours and claim to be "misunderstood" and cut because MCR have sung about it. i am being generic ofcourse, im sure some emo children have problems.

the reson behind this cutting, can stem from anything from stress, to full blown clinical depression, and often is caused by some traumatic event in the person life. whatever the cause or the reason it is equally serious. cutting is a form of relife, whether to take your anger out on yourself or because you feel worthless and are unhappy with your life, or even just because you are so frustrated you don't know what else you can do. it is a coping strategy, it is therefore almost the opposite to suicide where a person is giving up on life, cutting is perseverence.

cutters are often branded attention seekers. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. i can say from my own personal experience, when you bear the scars of cutting, the last thing you want is anyone to pay attention to them. i spent some of the hottest days of summer in long sleeves until i almost passed out, was forced to remove my jumper and had school friends commenting on my cuts, from then on i preceeded to cut on my stomache.

the best thing you can do to help someone you think might be cutting is to avoid talking about their cuts but constantly reassure them that you care about them and offer them a shoulder to cry on. but don't feel you have to share their burden.
how a cutter feels (based on personal memories): i have a mountain of coursework due in on monday and my parents are in the middle of a divorce and i have no self confidence causing me to be paranoid about what people are saying about me and i am disgusted with my apperance - the pressure and emotion of all of this is building up in my chest i can feel it physically hurting, its hard to breath - wheres my razor? - there, run it over my skin a few times, it cuts like a knife through butter - relife, i can breath again.
by magic. August 21, 2008

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somthing that is very good
that sound system is cutter
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n: A fan of the University of Kentucky basketball team that does not support head coach Tubby Smith to continue coaching the team.
Joe is such a cutter that he wants Kentucky to lose just so Smith will get fired.
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Money. See nadsat, the slang language used in A Clockwork Orange.
"Can you spare some cutter me brother?"
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People who may or may not enjoy cutting themselves. Most people who are truely cutters have led a pretty hard and interesting life. They cut themselves to relieve stress or depression. Famouse cutters include: Angelina Jolie, Shirley Manson from Garbage, Lindsay Lohan, and me. Lately cutting has become a fad, especially with the emo kids. Most of these emo kids haven't had anything happen to them that would cause them to want to cut themselves. If any of these emo kids are reading this, they need to grow up and get a life or cut themselves till they hit a vein and die.
Cutters are people too,
they just need extra love,
every scar shows the hard life-
they've led
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A name pertaining to limestone cutters in Bloomington Indiana.
We're gonna show them that the Cutters are much tougher than those Indiana University Chumps. (movie: Breaking Away)
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A slang term for a nice ass. The word derives from the term "turd cutter." Cutter was formed as a more discrete form of turd cutter to prevent being caught while complimenting a girl's ass.
Damn, that's a nice cutter
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A person (e.g ME) Who cuts themself when they get depressed, and can't deal with stuff anymore. It is a release of depression, makes people feel better. Cutting is a way of self harming. to take situations out of your system, by hurting yourself.
Cutters: I get a sharp blade and cut my arms when I'm depressed.
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