Synonyms for pigtail

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She put the end of a pigtail in her mouth and sat down on the chair opposite.

And, now, if you will give me that pigtail, I will try to sew it to this skull-cap.

After a time the woman produced Charlie's pigtail, and handed it to the man to look at.

Patch: Was n't it Noah, Captain; as got his pigtail cut by some designin' woman?

With the pigtail coiled inside of the lost shoe, Mell ran on.

The carpentry instructor; A taint of Hinduism; he retains his pigtail.

He was dressed in powder and a pigtail, quite in the old fashion.

I have half a mind to go after him and tweak his pigtail soundly.

"You can be right smart when you've got nothing else on your mind, Pigtail," he said.

There was that little matter of the pigtail the other morning!

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "tobacco in a twisted roll," from pig (n.) + tail (n.). So called from resemblance. Meaning "braid of hair" is from 1753, when it was a fashion among soldiers and sailors. Applied variously to other objects or parts thought to resemble this in appearance.

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braid

nouninterwoven hair style
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