pig·​tail | \ ˈpig-ˌtāl How to pronounce pigtail (audio) \

Definition of pigtail

1 : tobacco in small twisted strands or rolls
2 : a tight braid of hair

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For a friendly spot that the locals flock to, Hardest Hard Restaurant & Bar will fill you with dishes like fish creole, goat peleau, pigtail bouillon and grilled pork chops all served with a heaping side of rice and plantains. Anquanette Gaspard, Essence, "Live It Up: Get On Badder Than Bad at St. Lucia Carnival 2019," 9 July 2019 Selena even nailed the hairdo, donning loose braided pigtails just like Jennifer did in the movie. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Wore the Ultimate 90s Outfit While out in Los Angeles," 27 May 2019 My mom was ready to start a new life with her daughter, dressed in pigtails. Angeli Gabriel, National Geographic, "My mother's journey as an overseas Filipino worker," 10 May 2019 Sectioned off into two slick parts, the pigtails featured chunky, straight strands. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Models Wore Chic Pigtails for Alexander Wang’s Fall 2019 Fashion Show," 3 Dec. 2018 The 22-year-old content creator, YouTuber, and influencer has collaborated with the hairstylist on several stunning looks, like this puffy pigtails and braids combination, adorned with beads and cuffs. Jihan Forbes, Allure, "Five on Five: Get to Know Five of Instagram's Natural Hair Influencers," 16 July 2018 Pissy’s head was bald, sprouting with two sinister Pippi Longstocking pigtails of wig hair that hung like mean, foot-long shoulder dusters. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Pissy Pussy Is the Sassy Drag Queen Keeping New York’s Nightlife Scene Alive," 5 Sep. 2018 West's curly hair is pulled into sleek pigtails by her mom's hairstylist Chris Appleton. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "North West, Age Five, Stars On Her First Solo Magazine Cover," 22 Feb. 2019 Emulate her easy-to-ID signature ombre pink and blue pigtails from Margot Robbie's portrayal of the supervillain in Suicide Squad, and don't forget to smudge your eyes with pink and blue eye shadow to match the hair. Cameron Glover, Allure, "11 Halloween Costumes That You Can Do With Just a Wig," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of pigtail

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pig·​tail | \ ˈpig-ˌtāl How to pronounce pigtail (audio) \

Kids Definition of pigtail

: a tight braid of hair

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