- the last or final part of something: They came in at the tag end of the performance.
- a random scrap, fragment, or remnant.
Origin of tag end
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for tag end
Are you not ashamed of yourself to keep this news for a tag-end?I, Thou, and the Other One
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
But what I object to most is the 'let-down' at the tag-end of each of these yarns.The Wood Fire in No. 3
F. Hopkinson Smith
I'm about the tag-end of our set, anyhow, in matters of dress.
Anvhar was his universe—how could he even imagine it as a tag-end planet at the outer limb of creation?Planet of the Damned
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
- the last part of somethingthe tag end of the day
- a loose end of cloth, thread, etc
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