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pig·tail

 (pĭg′tāl′)
n.
1. A braid or ponytail, especially one of a pair worn one on each side of the head.
2. A short length of wire used to connect other wires to each other or to an electrical device.
3. A twisted roll of tobacco.

pig′tail′ v.
pig′tailed′ adj.

pigtail

(ˈpɪɡˌteɪl)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a bunch of hair or one of two bunches on either side of the face, worn loose or plaited
2. (Recreational Drugs) a twisted roll of tobacco
ˈpigˌtailed adj

pig•tail

(ˈpɪgˌteɪl)

n.
1. a braid of hair hanging down the back of the head.
2. pigtails, two bunches of hair gathered and fastened on either side of the head, in braids or hanging freely.
3. tobacco in a thin, twisted roll.
[1680–90]

pigtail

- In the 17th century, it was tobacco twisted into a thin rope, which resembled the animal's tail.
See also related terms for twisted.

pigtail

braid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigtail - a plait of braided hairpigtail - a plait of braided hair    
braid, plait, tress, twist - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
Translations
شَعْرٌ مَجْدُولٌ في ضَفْرَيـْنضَفيرة شَعْر تتَدَلّى من مؤَخَّرَة الرأس
cop
fletningrottehale
saparo
pletenica
copf
tíkarspenar
おさげ
땋아늘인 머리
råttsvans
หางเปีย
bím tóc

pigtail

[ˈpɪgteɪl] N (= plait) → trenza f; (of Chinese, bullfighter etc) → coleta f

pigtail

[ˈpɪgteɪl] n (= plait) → natte f
a little girl with pigtails → une petite fille avec des nattes
to wear one's hair in pigtails → porter des nattes

pigtail

[ˈpɪgˌteɪl] n (plaited) → treccina; (loose) → codino

pig

(pig) noun
1. a kind of farm animal whose flesh is eaten as pork, ham and bacon. He keeps pigs.
2. an offensive word for an unpleasant, greedy or dirty person. You pig!
ˈpiggyplural ˈpiggies noun
a child's word for a (little) pig.
adjective
like a pig's. piggy eyes.
ˈpiglet (-lit) noun
a baby pig.
piggybackpickabackˌpigˈheaded adjective
stubborn. a pigheaded idiot.
ˌpigˈheadedness noun
ˈpigskin noun, adjective
(of) a kind of leather made from the skin of a pig. Her purse was (made of) pigskin.
ˈpigstyplural ˈpigsties, ~ˈpigstyes noun
1. a building in which pigs are kept.
2. a dirty, untidy place. This room is a pigsty!
pigswillswillˈpigtail noun
a plait usually worn at the sides of the head. She wears her hair in pigtails.
pigs might fly
said of something very unlikely to happen. `We might have fine weather for our holidays.' `Yes, and pigs might fly!'

pigtail

شَعْرٌ مَجْدُولٌ في ضَفْرَيـْن cop fletning Zopf κοτσίδα coleta saparo natte pletenica codino おさげ 땋아늘인 머리 haarvlecht museflette warkoczyk trança косичка råttsvans หางเปีย saç örgüsü bím tóc 辫子
References in classic literature ?
She unbraided her two pigtails, combed out the waves of her hair and tied them back with a ribbon, changed her shoes, and then slipped on the pretty frock, managing to fasten all but the three middle buttons, which she reserved for Emma Jane.
Mrs Kenwigs, too, was quite a lady in her manners, and of a very genteel family, having an uncle who collected a water-rate; besides which distinction, the two eldest of her little girls went twice a week to a dancing school in the neighbourhood, and had flaxen hair, tied with blue ribbons, hanging in luxuriant pigtails down their backs; and wore little white trousers with frills round the ankles--for all of which reasons, and many more equally valid but too numerous to mention, Mrs Kenwigs was considered a very desirable person to know, and was the constant theme of all the gossips in the street, and even three or four doors round the corner at both ends.
She is a recognised authority for miles around on the mysteries of sausage-making, the care of calves, and the slaughtering of swine; and with all her manifold duties and daily prolonged absences from home, her children are patterns of health and neatness, and of what dear little German children, with white pigtails and fearless eyes and thick legs, should be.
Weller impressively; 'if you don't sleep a little less, and exercise a little more, wen you comes to be a man you'll lay yourself open to the same sort of personal inconwenience as was inflicted on the old gen'l'm'n as wore the pigtail.'
She was a little girl with blue eyes and a flaxen pigtail. She would have kept my house like a new pin, and I should have had a son to carry on the business after me."
He did pause, with a moment's irresolution, before he shut the door; and he did look cautiously behind it first, as if he half-expected to be terrified with the sight of Marley's pigtail sticking out into the hall.
Wemmick had put all the biscuit into the post, and had paid me my money from a cash-box in a safe, the key of which safe he kept somewhere down his back and produced from his coat-collar like an iron pigtail, we went up-stairs.
I remember him as if it were yesterday, as he came plodding to the inn door, his sea-chest following behind him in a hand-barrow--a tall, strong, heavy, nut-brown man, his tarry pigtail falling over the shoulder of his soiled blue coat, his hands ragged and scarred, with black, broken nails, and the sabre cut across one cheek, a dirty, livid white.
"Nonsense, nonsense!" cried the old man, shaking his pigtail to see whether it was firmly plaited, and grasping his by the hand.
The miserable pigtail Mongolian went to hewing away at the saplings all round the stems, like a worm o' the dust gnawing a radish.
A few morsels of bread, with a fathom or two of white cotton cloth, and several pounds of choice pigtail, composed the extent of my possessions.