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  • n. Plural form of ducktail.


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  • SANCHEZ: Well, that kind of ducktails into politics, as a matter of fact.

    CNN Transcript Sep 27, 2004

  • Stiliagi, or “style hunters,” appeared on the streets of all the major cities in the Soviet bloc, wearing zoot suits and ducktails if they were male or tight dresses—“stretched tightly over their figures to the point of indecency,” according to one state-run Soviet newspaper—and bouffant hairdos if they were female.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • So, many sported not only fashionable ducktails but also burns on their necks.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • A decade that had to invent all that surely can be forgiven its gauche tail fins and ducktails, its Hula Hoops and Contact-papered Populuxe kitchens.

    The '50S

  • We are on our 35th day of Kindergarten and while my kiddos can walk in a line remarkably well (better than most of the upper grades I may boast), they still need reminders about staying on the silver line, keeping their hands behind their backs (ducktails) and keeping their eyes forward.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • The teenagers who fill the malls of north Tehran -- the boys with their hair slicked back into exaggerated ducktails, the girls glamorous in bejeweled sunglasses and loosely tied Pucci scarves -- are more than happy to drink Coke, listen to iPods and watch J. Lo and Madonna on illegal satellite TV.

    Iran Follies

  • The Toothbrush mustache was first introduced in Germany by Americans, who turned up with it at the end of the 19th century the way Americans would turn up with ducktails in the 1950s.

    Becoming Adolf

  • He was a heavy, intense man with a pencil-line moustache, bulgy eyes, and wavy hair bunched up in ducktails above his ears to conceal the sparse patch on top.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Now this was 1963 in Reno, Nevada, and I'm 58, so my generation it was still sideburns and ducktails and Elvis and Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins and country music, to a degree, but certainly not these guys -- weird looking guys with this long hair.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2001

  • He pumped some water in the sink and washed his face and combed his hair back in ducktails on the sides.

    The Lost Get-Back Boogie


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