tag end


tag end
noun
a small piece of cloth or paper
Syn: ↑rag, ↑shred, ↑tag, ↑tatter
Derivationally related forms: ↑shred (for: ↑shred)
Hypernyms: ↑piece of cloth, ↑piece of material
Hyponyms: ↑pine-tar rag

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noun
Etymology: tag (I)
1. : the last part of something : tail end

born at the tag end of the eighteenth century — S.H.Adams

at the tag end of nearly every long … party — John Cheever

2. : a miscellaneous or random fragment of something — usually used in plural

tag ends of memories bob up unexpectedly — Dial

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1. the last or final part of something: They came in at the tag end of the performance.
2. a random scrap, fragment, or remnant.
[1810-20]

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tag end noun (esp N American)
The fag end, tail end
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Main Entry:tag

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tag end,
1. the very end; last part: »

They had been together all season and seemed to resent our coming in on the tag end of it (Harper's).

2. a remaining scrap or fragment: »

work pieced together from tag ends of everything (New York Times).

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n. the last remaining part of something

the tag end of the season


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tag\ end — • tag end • tail end noun informal the end, farthest to the rear, last in line, nearest the bottom, or least important. John was at the tail end of his class. Mary s part in the play came at the tag end, and she got bored waiting. Bill waited at… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tag end — n. 1. any loosely attached or hanging end 2. the last part of something; remnant …   English World dictionary

  • tag end — tag′ end′ n. 1) the last or final part 2) a random scrap • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • tag end — or[tail end] {n.}, {informal} The end, farthest to the rear, last in line, nearest the bottom, or least important. * /John was at the tail end of his class./ * /Mary s part in the play came at the tag end, and she got bored waiting./ * /Bill… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tag end — or[tail end] {n.}, {informal} The end, farthest to the rear, last in line, nearest the bottom, or least important. * /John was at the tail end of his class./ * /Mary s part in the play came at the tag end, and she got bored waiting./ * /Bill… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tag end — n. very end at the tag end (of smt.) * * * [ tægend] [ very end ] at the tag end (of smt.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tag end — /ˈtæg ɛnd/ (say tag end) noun the tail end or concluding part, as of a proceeding; fag end: *She stood, sweating gently, considering without humour the farcical necessity of a wood fire in the blistering tag end of February. –james mcqueen, 1984 …   Australian English dictionary

  • tag end — 1. the last or final part of something: They came in at the tag end of the performance. 2. a random scrap, fragment, or remnant. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • tag end — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The hindmost part of something: end, rear1, tail, tail end. See PRECEDE …   English dictionary for students

  • tag end — the working end of a line where the knot is tied …   Dictionary of ichthyology