ponytail

[ poh-nee-teyl ]
/ ˈpoʊ niˌteɪl /

noun

an arrangement of the hair in a long lock drawn tightly against the back of the head and cinched so as to hang loosely.

Nearby words

  1. pony league,
  2. pony pack,
  3. pony trekking,
  4. pony truss,
  5. pony up,
  6. ponzi,
  7. ponzi scheme,
  8. ponzu,
  9. poo,
  10. poo-poo

Origin of ponytail

First recorded in 1870–75; pony + tail1

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British Dictionary definitions for ponytail

ponytail

/ (ˈpəʊnɪˌteɪl) /

noun

a hairstyle in which the hair is pulled tightly into a band or ribbon at the back of the head into a loose hanging fall
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Word Origin and History for ponytail

ponytail

n.

long hair style, originally of girls, 1950, from pony (n.) + tail (n.).

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