noun Printing, Journalism.
a dash, often three ems long, used within a headline, between the headline and the main body of printed matter, between items in a single column, or between related but different material within a story.
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En Dashes from A–ZYou don’t hear as much about them as other dashes, but you’ve most likely seen them around. En dashes (–) can denote a range or connect the endpoints of a route. They can also show a contrast or connection between two words. You can use them to replace the words to, and, or versus. An en dash is longer than a hyphen (–) and shorter …
- jim crow,
- jim crow law,
- jim crow laws,
- jim crowism,
Origin of jim dash
jim, probably special use of Jim proper name
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