pig·​tailed | \ ˈpig-ˌtāld How to pronounce pigtailed (audio) \

Definition of pigtailed

: wearing a pigtail pigtailed little girls

Examples of pigtailed in a Sentence

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, "A Comic Coming-of-Age Novel Laced With Social Commentary," 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, "How DeJ Loaf Does Coachella: A Massive Chanel Visor and Cameo From Cardi B," 24 Apr. 2018 Opening in blue-tinted darkness, the pigtailed singer was obscured for nearly half of the opening song. Greg Kot, chicagotribune.com, "Lorde injects pop songs with anxiety at Allstate Arena," 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, "Miami's Coppertone Girl sign back in one piece," 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, "Coppertone Girl sign missing its hair in Miami," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pigtailed

1725, in the meaning defined above

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“Pigtailed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigtailed. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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