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
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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