- sexual intercourse.
- Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a woman considered as a sex object.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for 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
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OTHER WORDS FROM tail
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH tailtail , tale
Words nearby tail
Definition for tail (2 of 2)
Origin of tail2
OTHER WORDS FROM tailtailless, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for tail
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
We thought that Sonny was inspiring us and he was out there and responding and sweating and playing his tail off.
A bombing spate in Lebanon last year started to tail off in the winter.
He notes that “at least one paper” recognizes that the cause of the tail is “poorly understood.”The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like the wings, the tail surfaces—horizontal and vertical—easily break away from the fuselage and float.Mysterious Debris Near Australia Looks like MH370’s Wing|Clive Irving|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first thing Buddy did was to stoop and study attentively the dead snake, to see if the tail still wiggled.Cow-Country|B. M. Bower
Had it a tail it would be at a loss to know what to do with it in this position.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
The dog indicated, both by his eyes and his tail, that he perfectly understood his instructions.Tales of the Sun|Mrs. Howard Kingscote
Any one of them would have twisted the tail of the devil himself; but they were off Old Man Hooper.The Killer|Stewart Edward White
He had smelt the parson before, and wagged his tail faintly as he saw him.A Flat Iron for a Farthing|Juliana Horatia Ewing
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
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)