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Topic: HAIR AND BEAUTY

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: tweeze 'case of small instruments' (1600-1700), from etweese 'tweeze' (17-18 centuries), from the plural of etwee 'tweeze' (17-19 centuries), from French étui

tweezers

noun
     
tweezers
twee‧zers [plural]
DCB a small tool that has two narrow pieces of metal joined at one end, used to pull or move very small objects:
She was plucking her eyebrows with a pair of tweezers.
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