- /swʌŋ ˈdæʃ/ (say swung 'dash)
a curved dash (swung dash) used:
a. to indicate the omission of a word as in a dictionary entry, (bush, swung dash breakfast, swung dash hut, etc.).
b. in a website address to indicate omission of the home directory.
c. in a mathematical context to mean `approximately'.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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swung dash — swung′ dash n. a mark of punctuation (swung dash) used in place of a word or part of a word previously spelled out • Etymology: 1950–55 … From formal English to slang
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swung dash — noun Date: 1951 a character swung dash used in printing to conserve space by representing part or all of a previously spelled out word … New Collegiate Dictionary
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