an arrangement of the hair in a long lock drawn tightly against the back of the head and cinched so as to hang loosely.
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How to use ponytail in a sentence
One of them was shaped like the face of a woman, with a ponytail for a handle.
At one point, a small girl with a loose ponytail approached us and began dancing to the music.What science tells us about reducing coronavirus spread from wind instruments | Betsy Ladyzhets | August 6, 2021 | Science News
Brooklyn recently arrived home from school, her bright hair pulled back in a ponytail.To Get a Shot at Justice, They Were Forced to Prove Their Disabled Daughter’s Intelligence | by Carol Marbin Miller and Daniel Chang, Miami Herald | June 24, 2021 | ProPublica
Her hair had been gathered carefully into a ponytail with a fuzzy purple elastic band.These twins are 5 years old. They lost both parents to covid-19. | Joanna Slater | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
He was in his 70s, with a stringy ponytail and a slight stoop.The American parole system is an endless trap — and a moral outrage | Jennifer Miller | May 24, 2021 | Washington Post
When we meet, Yeonmi is impeccably dressed in a red pea coat and heels, her long hair pulled back in a ponytail.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State | Lizzie Crocker | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His face was partially obscured by a bandana and a baseball cap, from beneath which his long ponytail hung limply.
On a “warm up session,” he can be seen donning a checkered shirt and baseball hat atop his bushy ponytail.Meet Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L. Jinny, the Ali G of Evil | Olivia Nuzzi | August 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ditching the bleach, he seeped manly confidence with what appears to be a samurai ponytail.
She reached back with her uncuffed hands and tightened her ponytail, tucking a few loose strands behind her ears.‘Bomb Mom’ Morgan Gliedman Arraigned in Manhattan Court | Michael Daly | January 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The yellow glow from the light above the booth subdued the red-auburn cast of her ponytail hair.Old Rambling House | Frank Patrick Herbert
Tabira nang buhuk mu, ayaw ipunitil, Braid your hair instead of having it in ponytail.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan | John U. Wolff
British Dictionary definitions for ponytail
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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