cord cutter

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cord cutter

One who cancels a traditional cable subscription and replaces it with other entertainment sources, such as streaming services, a la carte programming, etc. I never thought I'd be a cord-cutter, but once traditional cable got too expensive, I decided to go that route.
See also: cord, cutter
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An antenna is a huge part of being a cord cutter, and most Americans can easily pick up 30+ channels.
You are set up and ready to go, but before you cancel cable TV unplug your cable box and try being a cord cutter for a month.
Are you a cord cutter who is enjoying your over-the-air TV antenna, but still miss your DVR?
The key decision criteria for us on that is to what extent do we think it helps round out a cord cutter's needs?" Valory said.