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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Although he seemed, judging from the mud he had picked up on the way, to have come from London, his horse was as smooth and cool as his own iron-grey periwig and pigtail.
Higginbotham whom he had known in the way of trade, having sold him many a bunch of long nines, and a great deal of pigtail, lady's twist, and fig tobacco.
It looked like a piratical division of loot; but Tom Platt came out of it roped with black pigtail and stuffed with cakes of chewing and smoking tobacco.
The white night-cap, embellished with two peacock's feathers and a pigtail bolt upright, in which Signor Jupe had that very afternoon enlivened the varied performances with his chaste Shaksperean quips and retorts, hung upon a nail; but no other portion of his wardrobe, or other token of himself or his pursuits, was to be seen anywhere.