from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The part of a shirt that extends below the waist, especially in the back.
  • n. A brief addition at the end of a newspaper article.
  • adj. Very young: shirttail kids.
  • adj. Of little value; inadequate or small: a shirttail cabin in the woods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The single or split (then rather plural) bottom part of a shirt, below the waist, especially in the back, which, when not tucked into trousers or other vestment, hangs over the wearer's tail-end, like a tail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article
  • n. fabric forming the tail of a shirt


shirt +‎ tail (Wiktionary)



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