from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hairstyle in which the hair is held back so as to hang down like a pony's tail.

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  • n. A hairstyle where the hair is pulled back and tied into a single "tail" which hangs down behind the head.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hair style that draws the hair back so that it hangs down in back of the head like a pony's tail


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  • The woman with the black waist-length ponytail is filling out a form that reads dépôt-vente.

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  • Lord Bath, resplendent in ponytail and velvet jacket, presides over a 9,000-acre estate.

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  • On another a naked man with a ponytail is dancing even though the music has stopped.

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  • I have gotten a haircut since last week, so the ponytail is shorter and perkier, I think.

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  • The term we tend to use where I live now for that stretched like a rubber band ponytail is “Chav’s Facelift”! on May 20, 2009 at 12: 22 pm Agoraphobic Inspector

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  • My ponytail was a bit mussed, but I had naturally curly hair, so when didnt it look mussed?

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  • Throughout her near-monologue, I think she's blonde, even though I can see her ponytail is a light brown.

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  • The only reason I like having it longer is so that I can throw it back in a ponytail, which is more convenient when one is hunched over a book or at the computer all day.

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  • For those of us who haven't got the energy to tease our limp locks into glamorous waves, nor the skill to assemble a bun which defies the laws of gravity, the ponytail is the classic go-to for timeless chic à la Audrey Hepburn.

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  • I threw my hair up into what the Americans call a "ponytail" and interestingly, what the Israelis call a "cuckoo."

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