upswept

adjective

up·​swept ˈəp-ˌswept How to pronounce upswept (audio)
: swept upward
especially : brushed up to the top of the head
upswept hair

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web My particular example comes with a red-and-gold chrome fuel tank to match its gleaming engine and upswept exhausts, tapping further into the bike’s 1960s heritage. Charlie Thomas, Robb Report, 18 Nov. 2022 His silver-white hair, as always, was upswept neatly from ear to ear, and his manner was as even and pleasant as his appearance. Adam Nayman, The New Yorker, 3 June 2022 Exhaling through four upswept tailpipes, the V-12 emits a soundtrack that ranges from thunderous rumble to operatic howl. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 16 Apr. 2022 The glorious auburn of Swinton’s upswept hairdo is a sight to see, if not as impressive as the upsweep itself. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Oct. 2021 The upswept beltline that carries over from the EV with the new face does kind of give this the look of a baby Blazer. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 The upswept shape of their metallic accent strip means there are three button designs where other companies would make do with one. Jared Gall, Car and Driver, 24 Jan. 2020 The exterior design is contemporary and recognizable, with a long hood, upswept rear fender and scalloped doors. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, 8 June 2018 The exterior design is contemporary and recognizable, with a long hood, upswept rear fender and scalloped doors. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 23 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of upswept was in 1938

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“Upswept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upswept. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

upswept

adjective
up·​swept ˈəp-ˌswept How to pronounce upswept (audio)
: swept upward
an upswept hairdo

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