tweezers

[ twee-zerz ]
/ ˈtwi zərz /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

small pincers or nippers for plucking out hairs, extracting splinters, picking up small objects, etc.

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Origin of tweezers

1645–55; plural of tweezer, equivalent to obsolete tweeze case of surgical instruments (aphetic form of earlier etweese < French étuis, plural of étui, noun derivative of Old French étuier to keep < Latin stūdiāre to care for) + -er1

Definition for tweezers (2 of 2)

tweezer
[ twee-zer ]
/ ˈtwi zər /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tweezers

tweezers
/ (ˈtwiːzəz) /

pl n

a small pincer-like instrument for handling small objects, plucking out hairs, etcAlso called: pair of tweezers, (esp US) tweezer

Word Origin for tweezers

C17: plural of tweezer (on the model of scissors, etc), from tweeze case of instruments, from French étuis cases (of instruments), from Old French estuier to preserve, from Vulgar Latin studiāre (unattested) to keep, from Latin studēre to care about
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