: an arrangement of hair on a balding man in which hair from the side of the head is combed over the bald spot

Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of comb-over was in 1980

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“Comb-over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comb-over. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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