Definition of ducktail in English:



North American
  • A man's hairstyle, associated especially with the 1950s, in which the hair is slicked back on both sides and tapered at the nape.

    • ‘Leather jackets and ducktails make up for any sense of direction or motivation among these characters as they meander through high school, girls, and the soda shop.’
    • ‘His hair was combed back into a perfect ducktail, and on top two tiny curls fell from his pomp.’
    • ‘Melissa is a bit more punk, androgynous in her dyed-blond ducktail.’
    • ‘The ducktail was adopted lovingly by Hollywood to represent the wild youth of the Fifties.’