shirttail

noun
shirt·​tail | \ ˈshərt-ˌtāl How to pronounce shirttail (audio) \

Definition of shirttail

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the part of a shirt that reaches below the waist especially in the back
2 : something small or inadequate

shirttail

adjective

Definition of shirttail (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : very young : immature shirttail boys fishing in the creek
2 : distantly and indefinitely related a shirttail cousin on her father's side
3 : small, trivial, or short typically to the point of inadequacy has a gullied shirttail ranch in the hills

First Known Use of shirttail

Noun

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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shirttail

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shirttail

: the part of a shirt that hangs below the waist especially in the back

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