[ siz-er ]
/ ˈsɪz ər /

verb (used with object)

to cut or clip out with scissors.
to eliminate or eradicate from a text; expunge: testimony scissored from the record.

verb (used without object)

to move one's body or legs like the blades of scissors: a gymnast scissoring over the bar.


Origin of scissor

First recorded in 1605–15; v. use of singular of scissors
Related formsun·scis·sored, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for scissor


/ (ˈsɪzə) /


(modifier) of or relating to scissorsa scissor blade


to cut (an object) with scissors
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Word Origin and History for scissor



1610s, "to cut with scissors;" 1961 with reference to leg motions (in the wrestling sense it is attested from 1968); see scissors. Related: Scissored; scissoring.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper