Definition of backcomb in English:

backcomb

Line breaks: back|comb
Pronunciation: /ˈbakkəʊm
 
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verb

[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.

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