tail end

noun
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

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

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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