noun Date: 1980 an arrangement of hair on a balding man in which hair from the side of the head is combed over the bald spot

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  • comb over — To comb long strands of hair from one side of the head over to the other to disguise a bald patch • • • Main Entry: ↑comb …   Useful english dictionary

  • comb-over — «KOHM OH vuhr», noun a hairstyle made by parting the hair and sweeping it sideways over the top of the head, often to cover a bald spot: » He wears his black hair in an unruly comb over, and the dark, craggy features of his face set off a quick… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Comb over — This variant of the comb over was patented in 1977. A comb over or combover is a hairstyle worn by bald or balding men in which the hair on one side of the head is grown long and then combed over the bald area to minimize the display of baldness …   Wikipedia

  • comb-over — comb o•ver [[t]ˈkoʊmˌoʊ vər[/t]] n. a hairstyle in which a central bald spot is covered with hair combed over from the side of the head • Etymology: [1980 85] …   From formal English to slang

  • comb-over — /ˈkoʊm oʊvə/ (say kohm ohvuh) noun a hairstyle favoured by balding men in which the hair is parted low on the side and combed over to cover the top of the head. Also, comb across …   Australian English dictionary

  • Comb over — Der Politiker Gregor Gysi mit Stirnglatze Als Glatze (auch Kahlkopf) bezeichnet man die Oberseite des menschlichen Kopfes, wenn auf ihm keine Haare vorhanden sind. Die altersbedingte Glatze, die vor allem beim Mann und selten bei der Frau (in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Comb sort — Class Sorting algorithm Data structure Array Worst case performance O(n log n)[1] …   Wikipedia

  • over — 1. adjective /ˈəʊ.və(ɹ),ˈoʊ.vɚ/ a) Finished; ended or concluded. The show is over. b) (as a prefix): To excess. He is over zealous. 2. adverb /ˈəʊ.və(ɹ),ˈoʊ.vɚ/ …   Wiktionary

  • comb-across — /ˈkoʊm əkrɒs/ (say kohm uhkros) noun → comb over …   Australian English dictionary

  • comb — comb1 [kōm] n. [ME < OE camb, comb, lit., toothed object < IE * g̑ombhos (> Sans jámbah, Gr gomphos, tooth) < base * ĝembh ,ĝombh , to bite, tooth] 1. a thin strip of hard rubber, plastic, metal, etc. with teeth, passed through the… …   English World dictionary

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