Wig Wig, n. [Abbreviation from periwig.] [1913 Webster] 1. A covering for the head, consisting of hair interwoven or united by a kind of network, either in imitation of the natural growth, or in abundant and flowing curls, worn to supply a deficiency of natural hair, or for ornament, or according to traditional usage, as a part of an official or professional dress, the latter especially in England by judges and barristers. [1913 Webster]

2. An old seal; -- so called by fishermen. [1913 Webster]

{Wig tree}. (Bot.) See {Smoke tree}, under {Smoke}. [1913 Webster]

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