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