pig·​tailed ˈpig-ˌtāld How to pronounce pigtailed (audio)
: wearing a pigtail
pigtailed little girls

Examples of pigtailed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First played by Lisa Loring on the '60s TV show, the pigtailed daughter of the Addams family has seen multiple evolutions over the years, most notably in the '90s films (Christina Ricci) and on the Netflix series Wednesday (Jenna Ortega). Kevin Jacobsen, EW.com, 21 Feb. 2024 Like our pigtailed protagonist and her kindly, mustachioed grandfather, my kids speak a different language than their grandparents, but their bond transcends words. Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Dec. 2023 Known to many as the blond pigtailed Charlie Duncan, Talerico shared a first day of school photo to her Instagram on Tuesday showing that she's all grown up. Kimi Robinson, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023 Later, the pigtailed girl refused to leave her bunk, and Klein took her to the infirmary for a temperature check. Ellen Barry, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Aug. 2023 Later, the pigtailed girl refused to leave her bunk, and Ms. Klein took her to the infirmary for a temperature check. Ellen Barry Brittainy Newman, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2023 Wearing dark clothes, with her pigtailed hair framing a pale face, Ms. Loring played Wednesday as a girl obsessed with death, who talked about chopping off her doll’s head or feeding her pet spider. Christine Hauser, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2023 From Claude’s first encounter with his pigtailed classmate Janice, we’re expected to trust the everlasting strength of their bond, without much explanation. Tommy Orange, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2020 Take a look at DeJ Loaf’s exclusive photo diary above—from posing with a pigtailed Cardi B to stunting onstage in a bright yellow raincoat, Loaf’s singular aesthetic vision was clearly on full display. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, 24 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pigtailed was in 1725

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“Pigtailed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigtailed. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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