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shirttail

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noun shirt·tail \ˈshərt-ˌtāl\

Simple Definition of shirttail

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shirttail

  1. 1 :  the part of a shirt that reaches below the waist especially in the back

  2. 2 :  something small or inadequate


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shirttail

adjective shirt·tail

Definition of shirttail

  1. 1 :  very young :  immature <shirttail boys fishing in the creek>

  2. 2 :  distantly and indefinitely related <a shirttail cousin on her father's side>

  3. 3 :  small, trivial, or short typically to the point of inadequacy <has a gullied shirttail ranch in the hills>



1845

First Known Use of shirttail

1845


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