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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
 
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Generally a freshman or sophomore girl in high school who dresses in all black and claims that they're "gothic", even if they've never heard of any gothic bands such as Bauhaus, Clan Of Xymox, etc. They tend to think that bands such as Marilyn Manson and Slipknot are goth. They cut themselves for attention, and they usually cut on the wrong side of their arm to make it more noticable. Generally wear T-shirts so you can see the scars, but cover them up when they get home.
1. Stupid Freshman: "Oh my god, Jackie cut herself again because her boyfriend didn't call her back last night!"

Mature Junior: "Who cares?"

2. Jackie smiled as she cut herself one night and said, "Haha, now my boyfriend will HAVE to love me!"
by Morbidia May 28, 2005
 
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one who is incredibly horrible at the sport of football, and or any other contact sport

cutters are often very gifted musicians, artists, mathematicians, scientists, and anything else but an athlete

there is a 75.36% chance that they will be russian and or jewish

to sum up the definition, one who lives in the town of fair lawn and or attends fair lawn high school

please keep in mind that our colors are red and grey as to symbolize our passion for being a true cutter
The other day our football team lost, as usual, as to continue the cutter tradition.
by yearbook girls March 21, 2006
 
87.
a.k.a. the cuts - out of nowhere; the backroads
Whoa dude, you came outta the cutters!
by h-izzle July 04, 2005
 
88.
A depressed teen looking for attention by cutting themselves.

Usually listens to emo (music for the uncreative) and dresses in black to show that she can go to Hot Topic.

Your pain isn't going to go away by cutting your wrists. What all you cutters need to do is hang yourself. That would save you from pain and us from your whining.
Jessica is a cutter because she loves drama and the attention she gets. Also she's stupid.
by DrewK June 15, 2005
 
89.
A person, usually a underachieving, whiny, teenage girl, who uses a sharp object to cut herself with. Not to kill herself, but only to make marks on herself for attention and/or so that other people will feel sorry for her lame ass. If she was really serious about releasing the pain, she should just walk into the path of an oncoming Greyhound Bus.
That manipulative loser says she's a cutter.

Daddy, can I have a horse? No? Well then I'm going to cut myself so that everyone thinks I'm a cutter.

Sally wore a bunch of bracelets on her wrists so that everyone would think that she was hiding scars from being a cutter.
by Cutters_are_Under-achievers May 31, 2005
 
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cut'ter n. A Lesbian. Not derogatory.
"Cutters" is slang for "diagonal cutting pliers" which are also referred to as "diags" and "dikes". The connection was natural and induced upon bobc and myself by many, many SNPA's.

Let's run over to Santa Cruz and watch the cutters.
by Uncle wienie January 12, 2006
 
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Punitive Liberals. Always blaming the U.S. first. It is their secular penance. Driven by liberal guilt and seeking atonement for the sin of being human with no other avenue to release the pain. Cuttercrat Party is the Democrat Party.
The liberal and Cuttercrat Party's hysterical, self defeating, moral equivalence inspired response to Abu Ghraib is an expression of their attempt to achieve secular penance through a political self cutting. They are the cutters of the political world.
by Swims November 20, 2006