Synonyms of tail in English:

tail


See definition of tail

noun

1‘the dog's tail began to wag frantically’

SYNONYMS
hindmost part, back end, appendage
brush, scut, dock
tailpiece, tail feathers
hind part, hindquarters
technical cauda, uropygium
ANTONYMS

front, head

2‘new items are added on to the tail of the queue’

SYNONYMS
rear, end, back, extremity, conclusion
bottom, lowest part
British informal fag end
ANTONYMS

head, front

3‘the tail of the hunting season’

SYNONYMS
close, end, conclusion, termination, tail end
ANTONYMS

beginning, start

4‘I can't put a tail on him, I don't know where he's gone’

SYNONYMS
detective, investigator, private investigator, shadow
informal sleuth, private eye, tec
North American informal gumshoe, bogey, dick, private dick, shamus

5‘the coach kicked Ryan in his tail’

SYNONYMS
buttocks, backside, behind, bottom, seat, rump, rear, rear end
cheeks, hindquarters, haunches
derrière
Sitzfleisch
technical nates
informal sit-upon, stern, BTM, tochus, rusty dusty
British informal bum, botty, prat, jacksie
Scottish informal bahookie
North American informal butt, fanny, tush, tushie, duff, buns, booty, caboose, heinie, patootie, keister, tuchis, bazoo, bippy
West Indian informal batty, rass
humorous fundament, posterior
British vulgar slang arse, clunge
North American vulgar slang ass
archaic breech

verb

1‘a flock of paparazzi had tailed them all over London’

SYNONYMS
follow, shadow, stalk, trail, track, hunt, hound, dog, trace, pursue, chase, give chase to, run after, keep under surveillance

Phrases

    on someone's tail

    ‘a police car stayed on his tail for half a mile’


    SYNONYMS

    close behind someone, following someone closely, on someone's heels, hard on someone's heels, tailing someone

    tail back

    ‘traffic tailed back fourteen miles’


    SYNONYMS

    become congested, form a tailback, jam

    tail off/away

    ‘the old lady's voice tailed off’


    SYNONYMS

    fade, wane, ebb, dwindle, decrease, lessen, get less, diminish, decline, subside, abate, drop off, drop away, fall away, peter out, taper off

    let up, ease off, die away, die out, die down, go into decline, waste away, recede, relent, desist, weaken, come to an end

    ANTONYMS

    increase, get more intense