tag end

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  1. the last or final part of something: They came in at the tag end of the performance.

  2. a random scrap, fragment, or remnant.

Origin of tag end

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby tag end

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How to use tag end in a sentence

  • It was Major Putnam Stone, and as he entered the door he caught the tag end of what one of us was saying.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
  • Everything, and she dug impatiently in the sand with scooping fingers—everything has been left at a tag-end.

    The Angel of Pain | E. F. Benson
  • Practice was not so much subordinated to knowledge as treated as a kind of tag-end or aftermath of knowledge.

  • I will look through the tag end of these notes and I think we have reached the end.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • At first, even with my fingers on every tag end of information that came out of the terrible area, it was an unnoticeable change.

    Of Stegner's Folly | Richard S. Shaver

British Dictionary definitions for tag end

tag end

  1. the last part of something: the tag end of the day

  2. a loose end of cloth, thread, etc

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