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tweezers

Syllabification: tweez·ers
Pronunciation: /ˈtwēzərz
 
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Definition of tweezers in English:

plural noun

(also a pair of tweezers)
A small instrument like a pair of pincers for plucking out hairs and picking up small objects.
Example sentences
  • Numerous methods are used for epilation, from tweezers to devices that pluck several hairs at once.
  • If you have strays within your bikini line, you can pluck them with tweezers or trim them very carefully with scissors.
  • She's bringing my tweezers so I can pluck my eyebrows on the way there.
Synonyms
pincers;
pliers, needle-nose pliers

Origin

mid 17th century: extended form of obsolete tweeze 'case of surgical instruments', shortening of etweese, plural of etui.

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