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[kuht-n-peyst] /ˈkʌt nˈpeɪst/
assembled or produced from various existing bits and pieces:
The book purports to be a history but is just a cut-and-paste job of old essays and newspaper clippings. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cut-and-paste
  • Using electronic or traditional cut-and-paste methods, cut out the flags and glue them into their correct relative positions.
  • The e-mails also show officials second-guessing others' judgments, which is a lot easier in the cut-and-paste era.
  • Laptop audio editing did the same thing, giving birth to the mashup and cut-and-paste subgenres of music.
  • However, the nature of e-mail is that it seems to encourage cut-and-paste, form-letter hooey.
  • Literature's boldest innovation, in the cut-and-paste era, is in imaginatively re-presenting others' work.
  • He almost never uses the backspace, delete, or cut-and-paste keys.
  • The brief cut-and-paste format of the panel discussion was disappointing.
Slang definitions & phrases for cut-and-paste



Crude; improvised; haphazard; slapdash: a slapdash, cut-and-paste feel

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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