Definition of ponytail
: 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
ponytailedplay \-ˌtāld\ adjective
Examples of ponytail in a Sentence
She usually wears her hair pulled back in a ponytail.
Recent Examples of ponytail from the Web
Loose braids, ponytails and topknots may mean throwing a couple of elastic hair ties and bobby pins in your fanny pack.
With a round brush and rollers, plus one synthetic piece, the show’s hairstylists give Kim a tightly coiled ponytail that presents the facade of perfection, of having every piece tucked into place.
But Season 3 of the Breaking Bad prequel, which airs its finale June 19, sees Kim’s grip on her ethics getting looser just as her ponytail is getting tighter.
The man, who is a suspect in the burglary, was described as about 20 years old, with shoulder-length black hair pulled back into a ponytail, police said.
His hair under the ski mask was either a ponytail or in dreads.
Maybe a New Kind of Workout Hair Reminder: Swingy ponytails, even the aforementioned braided kind, are not super healthy for your hair, because gravity = aggravation/possibly breakage.
The goal for the day is to gather enough hair (10 to 15 ponytails) and money ($100 to $1,800) to make a hair system for one child.
In a paperboy cap and a ponytail, with a gold chain terminating in a solid-gold revolver-as-emblem, Ice-T is—as always—holding his own.
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First Known Use of ponytail
PONYTAIL Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of ponytail for Students
: long hair that is pulled together and banded usually at the back of the head
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