shirttail


1shirt·tail

noun \ˈshərt-ˌtāl\

: the part of a shirt that hangs below the waist especially in the back

Full Definition of SHIRTTAIL

1
:  the part of a shirt that reaches below the waist especially in the back
2
:  something small or inadequate

First Known Use of SHIRTTAIL

1809

2shirttail

adjective

Definition of SHIRTTAIL

1
:  very young :  immature <shirttail boys fishing in the creek>
2
:  distantly and indefinitely related <a shirttail cousin on her father's side>
3
:  small, trivial, or short typically to the point of inadequacy <has a gullied shirttail ranch in the hills>

First Known Use of SHIRTTAIL

1845

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