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The posterior part of an animal, especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body.
To run away in fear: turned tail at the first sign of trouble
: tailing a jewelry salesman (1907+)Related Terms
one's ass off, drag-tail, drag one's tail, get one's tail in a gate, have a broom up one's ass, have a tiger by the tail, have someone or something by the tail, piece of ass, ringtail, shavetail, work one's ass off
[in the second noun sense, tail, ''sex organ,'' is found by 1362]