Definition of pigtail in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiɡˌtāl/


1A braid or gathered hank of hair hanging from the back of the head, or either of a pair at the sides: she had her hair done in pigtails
More example sentences
  • The girl had her hair in pigtails or plaits and was wearing a purple coat, black shoes, white tights and a dark skirt.
  • Pink ponytail holders held her white hair in pigtails, and there was a cherry flush in her cinnamon cheeks.
  • Allison, as a child, wore a light pink dress with her strawberry-blonde hair done up in pigtails.
2A short length of flexible braided wire connecting a stationary part to a moving part in an electrical device.
Example sentences
  • Twist the ends of the wires being connected with the pigtail wire tightly together.
  • The optical fiber of the feeder cable is spliced to an input optical fiber of a connectorized pigtail and then split into two or more output optical fibers of connectorized pigtails.
  • In any case, when more than one wire must be connected to a single terminal, pigtails should always be used.
3A thin twist of tobacco.



Pronunciation: /ˈpiɡˌtāld/
Example sentences
  • When I opened the box and found that half of pomegranate neatly wrapped in plastic film, I squealed with delight and shook my pigtailed head with vigor.
  • Little did they know that eventually the pigtailed girl would grow into a woman and they'd be partners in a real live love match.
  • A young girl trainer around 10 with pigtailed hair was standing in front of the counter staring at Caitlin curiously.

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Syllabification: pig·tail

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