Wiggery Wig"ger*y, n. 1. A wig or wigs; false hair. [R.] --A. Trollope. [1913 Webster]

2. Any cover or screen, as red-tapism. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Fire peels the wiggeries away from them [facts.] --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wiggery — gərē, ri noun ( es) 1. : the use of wigs preferred wiggery to baldness Anthony Trollope 2. : a business dealing in wigs a visit to a nearby theatrical wiggery P.G.Wodehouse …   Useful english dictionary

  • wiggery — /wig euh ree/, n., pl. wiggeries. 1. wigs or a wig; false hair. 2. the wearing of wigs. [1765 75; WIG + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • wiggery — wig·gery …   English syllables

  • wiggery — /ˈwɪgəri/ (say wiguhree) noun (plural wiggeries) 1. wigs or a wig; false hair. 2. the wearing of wigs. {wig + g + ery} …   Australian English dictionary

  • -ery — suffix forming nouns denoting: 1 a class or kind (greenery; machinery; citizenry). 2 employment; state or condition (archery; dentistry; slavery; bravery). 3 a place of work or cultivation or breeding (brewery; orangery; rookery). 4 behaviour ( …   Useful english dictionary

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