scissoring

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

scissor +‎ -ing

Verb[edit]

scissoring

  1. Present participle of scissor.
    • 2009, Kelli Jae Baeli, Iso (In Search Of): The Art of Dating, Relationships & Sex for the Discerning Lesbian, page 159
    Vary your teasing with long, palm strokes down her outer lips, scissoring, rubbing, and running your fingers between the labia majora and labia minora.
    My daughter likes scissoring too much, she'll cut up any and all papers when she gets a hold of a pair.

Noun[edit]

scissoring (plural scissorings)

  1. (uncommon, often figuratively) An act or instance of cutting (removing) with or as if with scissors, especially an act of cutting and censoring a film.
    • 2009, Thomas Doherty, Hollywood's Censor: Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code, page 277:
      It's got plenty to make them blanch if and when it is shown them, although the New York State censor board okayed it with insignificant scissorings.
    • 2010, Maaret Koskinen, Ingmar Bergman's The Silence, (ISBN 0295989432)
      The outrage that greeted The Silence—howls of bishops, scissorings of censors, even feces-smeared toilet paper sent to the director—denoted public horror at a morally serious moviemaker surrendering (it seemed) []
  2. (uncommon, possibly dated) A clipping; something cut out (e.g. of a newspaper) with scissors.
    • 1879, Daniel Curry, National Repository, volume 5 or 6, page 88:
      The whole work looks very much like somebody's scrapbook, a decidedly good one, however, scissorings from the current literature of the last ten years, with a moderate infusion of extracts from earlier sources, []
    • 1886, in The Living Age, volume 171, page 826:
      A THEOLOGICAL paper: devoted to acrimonious debates about abstruse doctrines.
      A WEEKLY SCRAP paper: made up of scissorings from other newspapers.
  3. (tribadism); a sex act in which two women intertwine their legs and rub their vulvas against each other.