hairpiece
hairpiece hair"piece` n. a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment; a toupee.

Syn: false hair, postiche, toupee. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hairpiece — ► NOUN ▪ a patch or bunch of false hair used to augment a person s natural hair …   English terms dictionary

  • hairpiece — [her′pēs΄] n. 1. a toupee or wig 2. a switch of hair, often styled, for a woman s hairdo …   English World dictionary

  • hairpiece — UK [ˈheə(r)ˌpiːs] / US [ˈherˌpɪs] noun [countable] Word forms hairpiece : singular hairpiece plural hairpieces a piece of false hair that someone wears over part of their head …   English dictionary

  • hairpiece — [[t]he͟ə(r)piːs[/t]] hairpieces N COUNT A hairpiece is a piece of false hair that some people wear on their head if they are bald or if they want to make their own hair seem longer or thicker …   English dictionary

  • hairpiece —    a wig    Literally, no more than a piece of hair, on or off the scalp:     He patted his hairpiece lovingly. (R. Moss, 1987) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • hairpiece — noun Date: 1926 1. supplementary hair (as a switch) used in some feminine coiffures 2. toupee 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hairpiece — /hair pees /, n. a toupee. [1935 40; HAIR + PIECE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hairpiece — noun A false substitute for a persons hair; a toupee or wig. Syn: rug, syrup, syrup of figs, Cockney rhyming slang, toupe, toupee, toupet, wig …   Wiktionary

  • hairpiece — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. toupee, wig (see covering) …   English dictionary for students

  • hairpiece — hair|piece [ˈheəpi:s US ˈher ] n a piece of false hair that you wear on your head to make your own hair look thicker →↑wig, toupée ↑toupée …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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