noun duck·tail \ˈdək-ˌtāl\

Definition of DUCKTAIL

:  a hairstyle in which the hair on each side is slicked back to meet in a ridge at the back of the head

Illustration of DUCKTAIL

Origin of DUCKTAIL

from its resemblance to the tail of a duck
First Known Use: 1948


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