swung dash


noun

a mark of punctuation (∼) used in place of a word or part of a word previously spelled out.

Nearby words

  1. swounds,
  2. swozzle,
  3. swtz.,
  4. swum,
  5. swung,
  6. swy,
  7. swyer-james syndrome,
  8. sy,
  9. sy-,
  10. syal

Origin of swung dash

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for swung dash

swung dash

noun

a mark, ~, traditionally used in text to indicate the omission of a word or part of a word
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