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(Adult / Slang)
Colloquialism dating back to William Shakespeare's days for:
1. The vagina. See vagina for synonyms.
2. The penis. The word penis comes from the Latin meaning tail.
(1) Robert Mannyng of Brunne in Handlynge Synne (ca. 1303): ' Go to hell, both top and tail.'
(2) Geoffrey Chaucer. The Wife of Bath (1387): 'A liquorous mouth must have a liquorous tail'.
(3) Nursery rhyme: ' What are little boys made of? Snakes (or slugs) and snails and puppy dogs' tails.'
3. Or: tail-end , the ass or buttocks. See ass for synonyms.
4. Or: piece of tail , a person, usually a woman, regarded as sex object and receptacle for the penis.
5. To tail / to get some tail , to have sex or sexual gratification; the derivation of this term is from the position of the tail in animals. See copulation for synonyms.
6. Obsolete in the sense defined by Captain Francis Grose in his Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1811): ' A prostitute.'