Origin of bangtail

1885–90; bang cut (nasal variant of bag cut < ?) + tail1. Cf. pigtail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for bangtail


  1. a horse's tail cut straight across but not through the bone
  2. a horse with a tail cut in this way
  3. marketing a type of envelope used in direct marketing in which a perforated tail can be used as an order form or response note

Word Origin for bangtail

C19: from bangtail short tail
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