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n., a rearrangement of surrounding hair to cover a bald spot as completely as possible. Usually accomplished by flattening strands of hair in widely-spaced parallel stripes across the afflicted region. Rarely successful, often calls attention to the follically-challenged zone in question.
John painstakingly arranged the twenty-four remaining hairs (down two from yesterday!) flat across his the center of his balding pate. He separated the strands for maximum coverage, then secured and shined them with a dab of Vitalis conditioner.
by Ari Stern December 20, 2003
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An attempt to hide hair loss on the head which has become obvious. Usually done by males. Usually looks worse than the baldness that the person is attempting to hide.
by jesster79 March 07, 2004
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n. A method of attempting to hide baldness by using the remaining hairs on one side of the head to comb over and cover the top of the head.
adj. An insult to one's intelligence
In anticipation for his blind date this evening, Bob creates a comb-over with his thinning hair in hopes that his companion will be oblivious to his male pattern baldness.
by Super Gerbil July 11, 2004
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n. the covering of a balding area of the head with whatever hair is left, usually resulting in a highly unflattering hairdo and/or drawing direct attention to the balding spot itself. The suspect in question is usually a man of middling age who believes he is guarding a sacred secret.
Even Donald Trump sports the comb-over, the ugliest of hairdos, taking hair from any part of the head and using it to flap over the offending bald spot.
by Maryann P. July 14, 2006
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Any person who is trying to hide their balding scalp with long strands of hair combed in one direction.
I don't know why he doesn't just wear a wig his comb over looks like shit.
by Rick Swank August 11, 2005
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1. combing your last locks of hair over your bald spot so that people can('t) tell that you are bald(ing)

2. a thorough looking-over (from the fine-tooth comb expression)
That guy should just shave his head bald and stop using that obvious comb-over.
Give it one last comb-over before you throw it out.
by suburbanite December 20, 2003
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Hairstyle sported by men who refuse to grow bald gracefully. Any remaining hair at the side of the head (sometimes also ear hair) is grown long and combed over the top of the head (see also egg in a nest).
Comb-overs are ill advised in strong winds and any situation in which you would like to be taken seriously.
Look at that slaphead with the comb-over!
by menfromearth December 24, 2003
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