Pigtail



[pig-teyl] /ˈpɪgˌteɪl/

noun
1.
a braid of hair hanging down the back of the head.
2.
tobacco in a thin, twisted roll.
3.
Electricity.

/ˈpɪɡˌteɪl/
noun
1.
a bunch of hair or one of two bunches on either side of the face, worn loose or plaited
2.
a twisted roll of tobacco
n.

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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