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Whale tail is the Y-shaped waistband of a thong or G-string when visible above the waistline of low-rise jeans , shorts , or a skirt that resembles a whale 's tail. Specially designed trousers like low-rise jeans or hip-huggers and higher cut thongs led to greater exposure of the whale tail. The word was selected by the American Dialect Society in January as the "most creative word" of The rising popularity of low-rise jeans led to increased exposure of thong tops in the early s.