backswept ack"swept` adj. aligned from front to back; slanted toward the back; -- used of hair.

Syn: sweptback. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • backswept — adjective Date: circa 1918 swept or slanting backward …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • backswept — adj. slanted backwards, sloped backwards …   English contemporary dictionary

  • backswept — back·swept …   English syllables

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