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A hairstyle in which the hair is swept back at the sides to meet in an upturned point in back.
1. Dictionary of Americanisms.
2. District Attorney.
n., pl. DAs, DA's.
a hairstyle in which the hair is slicked back on both sides to overlap at the back of the head like a duck's tail. Also called ducktail
[euphemistic abbr. of duck's ass]
1. delayed action.
2. direct action.
3. District Attorney.
4. doesn't answer.
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The vehicle is noticeably longer than the Miata, with a front fascia that extends well beyond the front axle, a rear with a set of taillights similar to those found on the Maserati Quattroporte, and Maserati's integrated duck tail
Let us now turn to the phrase duck tail
also employed in present--day English in two totally diverse senses, namely 'a hair--style popular in the early 1950s in which a boy's hair was tapered and curled on the nape of the neck like the feathers of a duck's tail' and 'an unruly South African youth'.
The estate holds a running bed-and-breakfast operation called The Duck Tail