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Pronunciation: (shûrt'tāl"), [key]
n.
1. the part of a shirt below the waistline.
2. Journalism.a brief item added at the end of a related newspaper story. Cf. follow-up (def. 3b).

adj.
1. quite young and immature in behavior.
2. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.of distant relation, esp. by marriage: some shirttail cousins I'd never met.

v.t.
Informal.to append or add (an item) to a discussion or writing: The tariff concessions were shirttailed onto the trade bill.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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