Definition of pigtail
1 : tobacco in small twisted strands or rolls
2 : a tight braid of hair
Recent Examples of pigtail from the Web
The girl’s hair is in pigtails, secured with what appear to be pink ribbons.
Create two low, loose pigtails and secure with a clear elastic.
On Thursday, my unintentional guide was someone with pigtails, black lipstick, an unzipped black jacket and no shirt underneath.
At one point during the deluge of sniper fire from the cemetery, a small girl with pigtails, in a pink sweater, appeared on the road.
I was paired with Erika, a 12-year-old who wore blue and white barrettes at the ends of her pigtails.
For women, McInnes discourages anyone older than 25 from wearing pigtails.
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Definition of pigtail for Students
: a tight braid of hair
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