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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
 
78.
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)
by Freddie123 November 10, 2005
 
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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
by slo85 August 28, 2006
 
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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.
by Johnny182 November 09, 2005
 
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A cutter is an individual usually a teenager, who uses the repeated slices of their skin with sharp objects as a supposed release from their inner anguish. In truth, these individuals are simply too stupid to know they could just as easily get mental care from a licensed pyschiatrist instead of permanently scarring themselves and adding to their self loath and low self esteem. If you know a cutter, do the right thing, tell a responsible caregiver who can help them, the scars that a cutter leaves upon themselves are simply cries for help.
Tara was so devestated by David dumping her that she retreated back to her cutter habits.
by Jamie Moorhouse April 02, 2008
 
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A cutter is someone who thinks the only way to appear interesting is to cut his or her own wrists. They are usually people who exaggerate the difficulty of their lives. Really they just need to get a grip.

See Attention Whore
Jack: No one understands me! *cry*
Jill: That sucks. Maybe you should be a cutter like the rest of the failures.
Jack: /wrists.
by Shimadikkin September 21, 2008
 
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The act of using your body as a canvas to paint the tears of your heart.
Cutters are people whose hearts have been broken.

Maddy was a wanna be cutter cos she thought it was the emo way.
by The Moody Poet October 26, 2006
 
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A person who finds pleasure from cutting themselves. They usually do this while listening to shitty music. A cutter can be identified as a young man wearing girls' pants (this is a dead giveaway).
Girls' pants....black hair....vintage tees.....emo music.... yep must be a cutter!
by youmightknowme March 19, 2008