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1. The part of a shirt that extends below the waist, especially in the back.
2. A brief addition at the end of a newspaper article.
1. Very young: shirttail kids.
2. Of little value; inadequate or small: a shirttail cabin in the woods.
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1. the part of a shirt below the waistline.
2. immature in behavior.
3. Midland U.S. of distant relation, esp. by marriage.
4. to append or add (an item) to a discussion or writing.
[1835–45, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shirttail - a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article
news article, news story, newspaper article - an article reporting news
appendix - supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
2.shirttail - fabric forming the tail of a shirt
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
shirt - a garment worn on the upper half of the body
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From what he said in the debate about America being Britain's best economic and military friend, I have absolutely no doubt he is already working out how hanging onto the shirttail of Trump's administration, his government would be more favourably treated in trade deals.
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Clean microfiber or cotton cloth works fine, but it's a good idea not to rub the lenses of your scope with a shirttail after a few days in hunting camp.
The book goes on to describe the unexplainable events that followed, such as after the doll came into his home, Kevin noticed some minor activity in his home such as the feeling of a small hand tugging on his shirttail, the sound of a little girl giggling and the doll itself changing positions.