peruke
noun Etymology: Middle French perruque, from Old Italian parrucca, perrucca hair, wig Date: circa 1573 wig; specifically one of a type popular from the 17th to the early 19th century • peruked adjective

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  • Peruke — Per uke, v. t. To dress with a peruke. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peruke — Per uke, n. [F. perruque, It. perrucca, parrucca, fr. L. pilus hair. Cf. {Periwig}, {Wig}, {Peel} to strip off, {Plush}, {Pile} a hair.] A wig; a periwig. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peruke — 1540s, natural head of hair, from M.Fr. perruque (late 15c.), from It. perrucca head of hair, wig, of uncertain origin; supposed to be connected to L. pilus hair (It. pelo, O.Fr. pel), but the phonetic difficulties are considerable [OED]. Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • peruke — [pə ro͞ok′] n. [Fr perruque < It perruca, parruca] PERIWIG …   English World dictionary

  • peruke — peruked, adj. perukeless, adj. /peuh roohk /, n. a man s wig of the 17th and 18th centuries, usually powdered and gathered at the back of the neck with a ribbon; periwig. [1540 50; < MF perruque head of hair, wig, of disputed orig.] * * * ▪ wig… …   Universalium

  • peruke — noun /pəˈruːk/ A wig, especially one with long hair on the sides and back, worn mainly by men in the 17th and 18th centuries. But now at thirty years my hair is grey / (I wonder what it will be like at forty? / I thought of a peruke the other day …   Wiktionary

  • peruke — see WIG …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • peruke — pe·ruke || pÉ™ ruːk n. wig, hairpiece, cap of hair worn on the head …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peruke — [pə ru:k] noun archaic a wig or periwig. Origin C16: from Fr. perruque, from Ital. perrucca, of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • peruke — n. Wig, periwig, scratch, perruque …   New dictionary of synonyms

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