swung dash
noun Date: 1951 a character swung dash used in printing to conserve space by representing part or all of a previously spelled-out word

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  • swung dash — swung′ dash n. a mark of punctuation (swung dash) used in place of a word or part of a word previously spelled out • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • swung dash — n. a mark (˜) used, as in dictionaries, to indicate a repetition of a word or a part of a word …   English World dictionary

  • swung dash — noun a punctuation mark used in text to indicate the omission of a word • Hypernyms: ↑punctuation, ↑punctuation mark * * * noun Etymology: swung + dash; from its reversal of direction : a character swung dash used in printing to conserve space by …   Useful english dictionary

  • swung dash — /swʌŋ ˈdæʃ/ (say swung dash) noun a curved dash (swung dash) used: a. to indicate the omission of a word as in a dictionary entry, (bush, swung dash breakfast, swung dash hut, etc.). b. in a website address to indicate omission of the home… …   Australian English dictionary

  • swung dash — noun a curving printed dash (˜) …   English new terms dictionary

  • swung dash — a mark of punctuation (like a wavy horizontal line) used in place of a word or part of a word previously spelled out. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • swung dash — noun The symbol ⁓, resembling a tilde, used to indicate the repetition of a previous item …   Wiktionary

  • Dash — Not to be confused with Hyphen or Minus sign. This article is about the punctuation mark. For other uses, see Dash (disambiguation). For guidelines on dash usage in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Dashes …   Wikipedia

  • Slaughter's Mad Dash — This article is about the event in the 1946 World Series. For the Canadian television game show, see The Mad Dash . For the Xbox launch title, see Mad Dash Racing. The Mad Dash refers to an event in the eighth inning of the seventh game of the… …   Wikipedia

  • swungdash — swung dash n. A character (∼) used to stand for all or part of a word that has previously been spelled out. * * * …   Universalium

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