jim dash


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.

Nearby words

  1. jim,
  2. jim crow,
  3. jim crow law,
  4. jim crow laws,
  5. jim crowism,
  6. jim-crow,
  7. jim-dandy,
  8. jim-jams,
  9. jiminy,
  10. jimjams

Origin of jim dash

jim, probably special use of Jim proper name

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