tail

This page is about the slang term tail.

Meaning: a person who's following someone to find out where they're going and what they're doing

For example:

  • I thought I had a tail so I went into a building and watched to see if anyone followed me inside.

  • While Jim was driving home he checked his rear-view mirror to see if he had a tail.

Quick Quiz:

I knew the guy was a tail because he

a. asked me to slow down

b. smiled and winked at me

c. kept following me

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Contributor: Matt Errey