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."
Popularity Over Time
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.