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Etymology 1[edit]

Blend of wholesale +‎ retail


wholetail (uncountable)

  1. The sale of products to end user at wholesale prices.
    • 1999, "Believe Your Eyes, The New Economy Is Real", Wall Street Journal Online, Nov 18, 1999
      Sorry, Willy Loman, but the Internet's disintermediation is squeezing it all down to wholetail.
    • 2003, "Sanjiu Group Sets Up New Branch in Shanghai", AsiaInfo Services, July 23, 2003
      It has established many branches of retail and wholetail in Eastern China.
    • 2008, Sanitary Supply Wholesaling Association, Understanding Jan-San Redistribution, page 23
      ABC leverages the MD's web catalog for all 10000 items in their cash-n-carry, "wholetail" store just as Grainger and REI have done.
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Etymology 2[edit]

whole +‎ tail


wholetail (plural wholetails)

  1. An entire tail
    • A 5oz rump steak and golden deep-fried wholetails of scampi, served with tartare sauce.