- 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
Related Words for tag endrear, butt, rudder, fragment, remnant, particle, side, buttocks, end, reverse, extremity, train, behind, stub, appendage, posterior, tag, tush, rump, conclusion
Examples from the Web for tag end
Historical Examples of 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