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backcomb Line breaks: back|comb
Pronunciation: /ˈbakkəʊm/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of backcomb in English:


[with object] chiefly British
Comb (the hair) from the ends of the strands towards the scalp to make it look thicker: you can achieve a sixties feel by gently backcombing hair at the crown
More example sentences
  • If performed incorrectly, the stress of teasing or backcombing hair can damage delicate strands.
  • Nobody went out without backcombing their hair.
  • I was a bit of a rockabilly in those days, 50's gear, backcombed hair (it was cool, honest), and I used to wear circle skirts with tight polo-necked tops and a very, very cinched waist.

Words that rhyme with backcomb

motorhome • honeycomb
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