Definition of pigtail
1 : tobacco in small twisted strands or rolls
2 : a tight braid of hair
Recent Examples of pigtail from the Web
Family and friends came to visit and pray with the 12-year-old, whose mother had combed her hair into pigtails.
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.
In all of her pictures, with or without an instrument—the spunky little girl in pigtails, the young beauty in a frilly gown, the fifties bombshell, the red-hot mama—Little radiates the contagious vitality of a virtuoso at living.
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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