Definitions for shirttailˈʃɜrtˌteɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the part of a shirt below the waistline.

  2. (adj.)immature in behavior.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. Midland U.S. of distant relation, esp. by marriage.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Dialect

  4. (v.t.)to append or add (an item) to a discussion or writing.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of shirttail:

1835–45, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shirttail(noun)

    a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article

  2. shirttail(noun)

    fabric forming the tail of a shirt


  1. shirttail(Noun)

    The single or split (then rather plural) bottom part of a shirt, below the waist, especially in the back, which, when not tucked into trousers or other vestment, hangs over the wearer's tail-end, like a tail.


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