tail end

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of tail end

1 : the concluding period
  • the tail end of the session
2 : buttocks, rump
3 : the hindmost end

Examples of tail end in a Sentence

  1. all I saw was his tail end vanishing around the door

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First Known Use of tail end

14th century

tail end Synonyms

Synonyms
backside, behind, booty (also bootie) [slang], bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, caboose, can, cheeks, derriere (or derrière), duff, fanny, fundament, hams, haunches, heinie [slang], hunkers, keister (also keester) [slang], nates, posterior, rear, rear end, rump, seat, tail, buttocks, tush [slang]
Related Words
beam, stern; moon [slang]



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