tails

[ teylz ]
/ teɪlz /

adjective, adverb

(of a coin) with the reverse facing up: On the next toss, the coin came up tails.Compare heads.

noun

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Origin of tails

First recorded in 1675–85; tail1 + -s1
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British Dictionary definitions for tails

tails
/ (teɪlz) /

pl n

an informal name for tail coat

interjection, adverb

with the reverse side of a coin uppermost: used as a call before tossing a coinCompare heads
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