combings

plural noun

comb·​ings ˈkō-miŋz How to pronounce combings (audio)
: loose hair removed by a comb

Examples of combings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Results showed at least one exogenous pubic hair in 17.3% (19/110) of combings. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 26 Aug. 2011 The prevalence of female-to-male pubic hair transfers suggests the importance of collecting pubic hair combings from the male suspects as well as from female victims, provided the time interval is not extreme. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 26 Aug. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of combings was in 1614

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“Combings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/combings. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

combings

plural noun
comb·​ings ˈkō-miŋz How to pronounce combings (audio)
: loose hairs or fibers removed by a comb
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