periwig

  • 141 wig — wig1 noun a covering for the head made of real or artificial hair. Derivatives wigged adjective wigless adjective Origin C17: shortening of periwig. wig2 verb (wigs, wigging …

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  • 142 peruke — n. Wig, periwig, scratch, perruque …

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  • 143 scratch-wig — n. Scratch, periwig, peruke, small wig …

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  • 144 wig — n. Peruke, periwig, scratch …

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  • 145 scratch — I. v. a. 1. Mark with a scratch or with scratches. 2. Wound slightly (as with the nails). 3. Scribble, write carelessly. 4. Dig (with the claws), excavate. 5. Obliterate, expunge, erase, rub out. II. n …

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  • 146 peruke — n periwig, powdered wig, Georgian wig, wig; toupee, hairpiece, scratch, scratch wig, Sl. rug …

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  • 147 toupee — n wig, periwig, peruke, hairpiece, Sl. rug, Sl. carpet; false hair, Brit. Inf. jasey, merkin …

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  • 148 wig — n peruke, periwig, powdered wig, Georgian wig, Brit. Inf. jasey; partial wig, toupee, Sl. rug, Sl. carpet, hairpiece, fall, switch; false hair, merkin …

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  • 149 peruke — pe•ruke [[t]pəˈruk[/t]] n. cvb a man s wig of the 17th and 18th centuries, usu. powdered and gathered at the back of the neck with a ribbon; periwig • Etymology: 1540–50; < MF perruque head of hair, wig …

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  • 150 toupee — tou•pee [[t]tuˈpeɪ[/t]] n. 1) clo a man s wig 2) clo a patch of false hair for covering a bald spot 3) clo a curl or an artificial lock of hair on the top of the head, esp. as a crowning feature of a periwig • Etymology: 1720–30; var. of toupet… …

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  • 151 wig — [[t]wɪg[/t]] n. v. wigged, wig•ging 1) clo an artificial covering of hair for all or most of the head 2) clo a similar head covering, worn in one s official capacity, as part of a costume or disguise 3) clo a toupee or hairpiece 4) clo to furnish …

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  • 152 peruke — /pəˈruk/ (say puh roohk) noun a wig, especially of the kind worn by men in the 17th and 18th centuries; a periwig. {French perruque, from Italian perrucca} …

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  • 153 toupee — /ˈtupeɪ / (say toohpay) noun 1. a wig or patch of false hair worn to cover a bald spot. 2. Obsolete a curl or an artificial lock of hair on the top of the head, especially as a crowning feature of a periwig. Also, toupée. {French toupet, from Old …

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  • 154 wig — /wɪg / (say wig) noun 1. an artificial covering of hair for the head, worn to conceal baldness, for disguise, theatricals, etc., or formerly as an ordinary head covering. 2. real or synthetic hair covering or entwined with the wearer s own hair,… …

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  • 155 toupee — [n] wig false hair, hair extension, hair implant, hairpiece, hair weaving, periwig, peruke, postiche, rug*; concept 392 …

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  • 156 wig — [n] hairpiece false hair, hair extension, hair implant, hair weaving, periwig, peruke, postiche, rug*, toupee; concept 392 …

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  • 157 wig — ► NOUN ▪ a covering for the head made of real or artificial hair. ORIGIN shortening of PERIWIG(Cf. ↑P) …

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

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  • 159 wig — [wig] n. [shortened < PERIWIG] 1. a) a false covering of real or synthetic hair for the head, worn as part of a costume, to conceal baldness, etc. b) TOUPEE ☆ 2. Slang variously, the hair, head, or mind vt. wigged …

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  • 160 wig — 1. n. an artificial head of hair esp. to conceal baldness or as a disguise, or worn by a judge or barrister or as period dress. Derivatives: wigged adj. (also in comb.). wigless adj. Etymology: abbr. of PERIWIG: cf. WINKLE 2. v.tr. (wigged,… …

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