rat·​tail | \ ˈrat-ˌtāl How to pronounce rattail (audio) \

Definition of rattail

1 : a horse's tail with little or no hair

Examples of rattail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gem glued onto his eyebrow and copper eye shadow almost distracted me from that second rattail — almost. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Ateez's Hongjoong Just Revealed Another Controversial Hairstyle: A Rattail," 25 Sep. 2019 Kristen Stewart is the kind of person who can pull off just about any beauty look imaginable — yes, even a rattail. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Makeup Artist Beau Nelson Reveals the Details Behind Kristen Stewart's Coolest Red-Carpet Makeup Looks," 17 July 2018 And just as fun and cleverly off-kilter were the styles, from a flamingo-hued half-up look remixed with twin raver knots to a hyper-bleached pixie accented with a single fuchsia micro braid trailing down the back like an ethereal rattail. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Eye-Popping Hair Rules the Street at Tokyo Fashion Week," 19 Oct. 2018 Using a rattail comb and the middle of each eyebrow as a guide, part your hair down each side, ending at the crown of your head. Stasha Harris, Cosmopolitan, "Prepare to Be Obsessed With This Gorgeous Bejeweled Fro," 8 Mar. 2018 Starting at the point of your hairline above the middle of your left eyebrow, draw a zigzag part with a rattail comb back to the crown of your head. Stasha Harris, Cosmopolitan, "This Zigzag Stitch Ponytail Absolutely Slays," 2 Mar. 2018 Section your hair down the middle in two equal sections with a rattail comb. Stasha Harris, Cosmopolitan, "3 Badass Braids You’ll Want to Recreate Stat," 18 Oct. 2017 Flashback to my mom using a rattail comb on my head to dislodge the flakes. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "What Causes Dandruff? The Truth Behind 9 Common Dandruff Myths," 14 Sep. 2017 Using a skinny rattail comb, separate your hair into six sections to create six medium-size straight-back braids later on. 2. Maya Allen, Cosmopolitan, "Prepare to Be Stunned by This Gorgeous Take on an Embellished Braided Bun," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of rattail

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rattail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattail. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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