ponytail

play
noun po·ny·tail \ˈpō-nē-ˌtāl\

Definition of ponytail

  1. :  a hairstyle in which the hair is pulled together and banded usually at the back of the head so as to resemble a pony's tail

ponytailed

play \-ˌtāld\ adjective

Examples of ponytail in a Sentence

  1. She usually wears her hair pulled back in a ponytail.

Recent Examples of ponytail from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ponytail.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of ponytail

1916


PONYTAIL Defined for English Language Learners

ponytail

play
noun

Definition of ponytail for English Language Learners

  • : a way of arranging hair by gathering it together at the back of the head and letting it hang down freely


PONYTAIL Defined for Kids

ponytail

play
noun po·ny·tail \ˈpō-nē-ˌtāl\

Definition of ponytail for Students

  1. :  long hair that is pulled together and banded usually at the back of the head



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ponytail? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

lethargy or dullness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!