- sexual intercourse.
- Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a woman considered as a sex object.
Idioms about tail
- to turn one's back on, as in aversion or fright.
- to run away from difficulty, opposition, etc.; flee: The sight of superior forces made the attackers turn tail.
Origin of tail1
usage note for tail
OTHER WORDS FROM tail
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH tailtail , tale
Words nearby tail
Other definitions for tail (2 of 2)
Origin of tail2
OTHER WORDS FROM tailtailless, adjective
How to use tail in a sentence
The US was at the tail end of what should have been a severe flu season in 2020, but when the pandemic was declared there was a precipitous drop in cases.The COVID-19 pandemic is about to collide with flu season. Here’s what to expect.|Sara Chodosh|August 26, 2020|Popular-Science
What you see here, never seen before, is the first stage of the process that gives comets their tails.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Corey S. Powell|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
The thieves could’ve stolen them, but clearly the effort seemed too much, since it was a fat bike and a road bike and they were nose to tail.
Long-tail keywords may not necessarily attract the same traffic as the general keywords, but they can lead to better business prospects since the search intent is more specific.Three SEO mistakes that can impact your search rankings|Tereza Litsa|August 24, 2020|Search Engine Watch
In fact, the two tails of escapees possess more stars than does the cluster.Milky Way’s tidal forces are shredding a nearby star cluster|Ken Croswell|August 18, 2020|Science News For Students
The young man had the presence of mind to tail Gaylard Williams out of the park and jot down his license plate.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But two things are clear in this tail-eater of a case: First, there seems to be plenty of guilt but hardly a criminal in sight.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project|Jacob Siegel|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We thought that Sonny was inspiring us and he was out there and responding and sweating and playing his tail off.
A spokeswoman adds that, in the baked flesh, it looks more like a lobster tail.
When it comes to food, are you an adventurous, nose-to-tail kind of eater?
The dog stood with hanging head and tail, as if ashamed he had let so many of his enemies get away unharmed.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The Arab pricked his ears, swished his long and arched tail viciously, and showed the whites of his eyes.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was no worm that Mrs. Robin had found, but Grandfather Mole's hairless tail sticking out of the ground.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
And there shall be no work for Egypt, to make head or tail, him that bendeth down, or that holdeth back.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
That was not the exact word that he used, but he expressed it by beating his tail against the table and giving a long howl.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for tail (1 of 2)
- the female genitals
- a woman considered sexually (esp in the phrases piece of tail, bit of tail)
- the margin at the foot of a page
- the bottom edge of a book
Derived forms of tailtailless, adjectivetaillessly, adverbtaillessness, nountail-like, adjective
Word Origin for tail
British Dictionary definitions for tail (2 of 2)
Derived forms of tailtailless, adjective
Word Origin for tail
Medical definitions for tail
Scientific definitions for tail
Other Idioms and Phrases with tail
In addition to the idioms beginning with tail
- tail between one's legs, with one's
- tail end
- tail off
- tail wagging the dog, the
- bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
- can't make head or tail of
- get off one's tail
- heads or tails
- in two shakes (of a lamb's tail)
- on someone's coattails
- tiger by the tail
- turn tail
- work one's fingers to the bone (tail off)