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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Middle English, mid 16th century


A docked tail of a horse or dog.


(also spelled as bobtailed) Cut short; abbreviated.

Examples of Bobtail in a sentence

"The Australian Sheepdog has a natural, genetic bobtail."

"We had longer plans but the weather bobtailed our date."

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About Bobtail

This word is thought to have come about from a combination of the noun “bob” (a short haircut) and “tail.”

Did you Know?

In order to save space and time for the listener, some audiobooks use a bobtail script rather than the full text of the book. If you would like to listen to the full-text of a book, make sure to check whether the audiobook you’re purchasing is full-text or abridged.

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