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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Opening in blue-tinted darkness, the pigtailed singer was obscured for nearly half of the opening song. Greg Kot, chicagotribune.com, 28 Mar. 2018 For a half-century, the 35-foot neon sign with the pigtailed blond girl and a brown puppy tugging at her bathing suit towered over downtown Miami. Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, 12 Dec. 2017 For half a century, the 35-foot neon sign with the pigtailed blond girl and a brown puppy tugging at her bathing suit was in downtown Miami. Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, 15 Sep. 2017

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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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Cite this Entry

“Pigtailed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigtailed. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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