tail end

noun

Definition of tail end

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

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Examples of tail end in a Sentence

all I saw was his tail end vanishing around the door

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The weather ranges from the high 70s to low 90s pretty much year-round; however, September and October are the tail end of monsoon season (think 15 to 18 days of rain per month), so try to schedule your trip for afterwards. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: U.S. to Bangkok from $462 Round-Trip," 22 Aug. 2018 Longtime menswear artistic director Lucas Ossendrijver left the brand at the tail end of 2018. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Lanvin Names Bruno Sialelli as Creative Director," 21 Jan. 2019 Netflix has a way of worming into our holiday viewing habits—in 2015, there was Making a Murderer; 2017 brought A Christmas Prince; and at the tail end of 2018 came Bird Box. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The Hype Over Netflix’s Bird Box, Explained," 2 Jan. 2019 Lovot can be preordered now with shipping scheduled for the tail end of 2019. James Vincent, The Verge, "Japan’s latest home robot isn’t useful — it’s designed to be loved," 20 Dec. 2018 Andrei Arlovski is the former UFC heavyweight champion and is toward the tail end of his career. Todd Martin, latimes.com, "Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa live round-by-round coverage," 10 June 2018 The cast and crew actually stayed about 20 minutes away in a suburb of Salt Lake City and were at the tail end of two-plus weeks of production. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Here’s What It’s Really Like on the Set of a Hallmark Christmas Movie," 22 Dec. 2018 The housing cost spike that started in the mid-2000s at the tail end of the pre-Recession building boom was initially caused by increases in material costs; the continued rise is now mostly a factor of rising labor costs. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Rising labor costs send the price of house construction skyward," 17 Dec. 2018 Embrace the fashion challenge: Look at the tail end of the season as a moment to build a fall-minded wardrobe with staples that are also currently wearable. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The Best Summer Whites to Take Into Fall," 10 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of tail end

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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