Definition of long-tailed in English:

long-tailed

adjective

  • 1That has a long tail.

  • 2Specifically in the names of animals.

  • 3Humorous. Of a word: having a long ending; (more generally) long, polysyllabic. Formerly also (of a speech): †tediously long, long-winded (obsolete).

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Mirk (fl. c1382–c1414), Augustinian author. From long + tailed.

Pronunciation

long-tailed

/ˌlɒŋˈteɪld/