comb-over


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comb-over

longer hair combed over a bald spot
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comb-o·ver

(kōm′ō′vər)
n.
A hairstyle in which the hair is grown long on one side of the head and combed over the top of the head to cover a bald spot.
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comb-over

n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) a hairstyle in which long strands of hair from the side of the head are swept over the scalp to cover a bald patch
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According to the Daily Mail, Trump has also refuted the popular notion that his hairstyle was a classic 'comb-over'.
Maybe this is what's wrong with America , I think as I begin to count the comb-over's strands.
GOLD STAR The comb-over's been swapped for a messy parting that frames Martine's twinkly eyes.
COMMISERATIONS to Councillor Martin Ford who, having had at the temerity to question the Comb-over's right to build whatever he damn well pleases wherever he damn well pleases, has lost his role as chair of Aberdeenshire Council's planning committee.
AWARD-WINNING BRUSHWORK Researchers who patented a comb-over hairstyle in 1975 won top prize in the engineering section of this year's Ig Nobel awards.
For men, it's now socially acceptable for those who are losing their hair to shave off what they do have - that's why we see fewer 'Ron Atkinson style' comb-overs these days.
I prefer to watch others who do not know their limitations: tipsy uncles with comb-overs stuttering through the Birdie Song, young men - dyslexic through drink - turning YMCA into frantic semaphore, self-conscious young men in white suits transforming Saturday Night Fever into a mild head-cold.
Such an impressive and intricate feat of engineering is this convoluted construction of comb-overs, under-tucks and side-partings that his barber is probably a direct descendent of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Gary V, for one, testifies that his favorite hair cutter has remarked favorably on his healthier hair and scalp condition these days, and without hesitation, he says, he recommends Novuhair to anyone asking how he was able to step away from the brink of a receding hair line, or else having to resort to domestic borrowing, the humorous term coined to refer to some men's tactic of using comb-overs to conceal a bald spot.
I can hide it when I'm on screen by doing comb-overs. The doctor thinks it may be a side effect of the Levothyroxine tablets I take for my thyroid problems.
It's big on beige and big collars and the even bigger comb-overs that chime with how we see 1970s America.
The options for dealing with it (comb-overs, hair plugs, toupees, topical hair-growing slime, or, most humiliating, the infomercial powder-in-a-can product that promises to fill in thin spots with the squeeze of a spray pump) only aggravate feelings of inadequacy.