Shirttail meaning

shûrttāl
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Very young.

Shirttail kids.

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(informal) Being only distantly related.

A shirttail cousin.

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The part of a shirt that extends below the waist, especially in the back.
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A brief addition at the end of a newspaper article.
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Of little value; inadequate or small.

A shirttail cabin in the woods.

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The part of a shirt extending below the waist, often, specif., either of the long parts at the front or back that extend below the hips.
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(slang) Information added, often by a different writer, at the end of a newspaper article.
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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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Origin of shirttail