Did it begin as the verb "to tweeze" and thus the device was a "tweezer"?
Was it just a made-up silly word for a bizarre object?
Was it named after some man named Tweeze or Tweezer?
Is it a combination of several words? I wonder if perhaps "two" is involved, since it has two prongs.
How long has it been in use? I'd guess since at least the mid 20th Century certainly.
At least "squeegee" has "squeeze" in it, so the name has a certain logic. But where's the connection between hair-plucking and "tweezer"?