Definition of tweezers in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtwiːzəz


  • (also a pair of tweezers) A small instrument like a pair of pincers for plucking out hairs and picking up small objects.
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    • 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.


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

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