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tail

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of tail

  1. 1 a body of employees or servants who accompany and wait on a person the tail that accompanies the prince wherever he goes Synonyms entourage, following, posse, retinue, suite, cortege, trainRelated Words crew, personnel, staff; court; assistant, attendant, helper, retainer

  2. 2 the part of the body upon which someone sits get your tail in here 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, buttocks, tail end, tush [slang]Related Words beam, stern; moon [slang]

  3. 3 a behind part or surface the tail of the ship Synonyms back, reverse, rearAntonyms face, forehead, forepart, front


tail

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of tail

  1. to go after or on the track of tailed my brother-in-law to see where he was going at that time of the evening Synonyms bird-dog, chase, course, dog, hound, pursue, run, shadow, tag, follow, trace, track, trailRelated Words accompany, chaperone (or chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watchNear Antonyms headAntonyms guide, lead, pilot


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