noun Australia and New Zealand Informal.

a person of affluence or influence.

Origin of silvertail

First recorded in 1895–1900; silver + tail1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for silvertail

Historical Examples of silvertail

  • You're a lad of penetration, Bill; now saddle me Silvertail as fast as you can.

    Matilda Montgomerie

    Major (John) Richardson

  • The most forgetful squirrel in the wood was called Silvertail.

  • "Why to saddle Silvertail, to be sure," said the youth, who was just closing the door for that purpose.

    Matilda Montgomerie

    Major (John) Richardson

  • I didn't relish the task very well, as I was rather cold, and old Silvertail was full of his mischief.

    Wreaths of Friendship

    T. S. Arthur and F. C. Woodworth

  • Lollypop and Silvertail got well away, but the young horse merely pawed the air.

    Boy Woodburn

    Alfred Ollivant

British Dictionary definitions for silvertail



Australian informal a rich and influential person
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