tail end


: the concluding period
the tail end of the session
: the hindmost end

Examples of tail end in a Sentence

all I saw was his tail end vanishing around the door
Recent Examples on the Web Video and photos shared online also show the aircraft partly perched on the exit, with its tail end extending onto the roadway and one wing broken. Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News, 20 Feb. 2024 This time last year, the average gas price in Louisville was about $3.24, with the rest of March experiencing a slight downturn in price before increasing again at the month's tail end. Rachel Smith, The Courier-Journal, 18 Mar. 2024 Earnings reporting season for the big companies in the S&P 500 is in its tail end, but this week still offers updates from several big names. Elaine Kurtenbach, Quartz, 27 Feb. 2024 The very tail end of the $10 normal Fortnite battle pass will get you a car as well. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for tail end 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of tail end was in the 14th century

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“Tail end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tail%20end. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

tail end

: the last part
the tail end of summer
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