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Plait vs. Pigtail

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Main Difference

The main difference between Plait and Pigtail is that the Plait is a is the usual word in BE, although the younger generation may know it as "braid" and Pigtail is a braid of tightly woven hair.

Wikipedia
  • Plait (noun)

    A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat.

    "a box plait"

  • Plait (noun)

    A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.

  • Plait (verb)

    To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat

    "to plait a ruffle"

  • Plait (verb)

    To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid

    "to plait hair"

    "plaiting rope"

  • Pigtail (noun)

    A braided plait of hair.

  • Pigtail (noun)

    Either of two braids or "tails" on the side of the head.

  • Pigtail (noun)

    A twisted piece of tobacco.

  • Pigtail (noun)

    A cable that has a connector at one end, and loose wires on the other.

  • Pigtail (noun)

    The flamingo flower.

  • Pigtail (noun)

    The tail of a pig.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Plait (noun)

    A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait.

  • Plait (noun)

    A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.

  • Plait

    To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.

  • Plait

    To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.

  • Pigtail (noun)

    The tail of a pig.

  • Pigtail (noun)

    A cue, or queue.

  • Pigtail (noun)

    A kind of twisted chewing tobacco.

Webster Dictionary
  • Plait (noun)

    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

  • Plait (noun)

    any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape

  • Plait (verb)

    make by braiding or interlacing;

    "lace a tablecloth"

  • Plait (verb)

    weave into plaits;

    "plait hair"

  • Pigtail (noun)

    a braid of hair on either side of the face

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