swung dash

noun

Definition of swung dash

: a character used in printing to conserve space by representing part or all of a previously spelled-out word

First Known Use of swung dash

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swung dash was in 1951

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“Swung dash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swung%20dash. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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