peruke

  • 1 Peruke — Per uke, v. t. To dress with a peruke. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 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] …

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  • 3 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 …

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

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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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  • 8 peruke — see WIG …

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

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

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

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

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  • 13 peruke — pe·ruke …

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  • 14 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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  • 15 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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  • 16 peruke —   n. wig …

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  • 17 peruke — see WIG …

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  • 18 peruke — n. hist. a wig. Etymology: F perruque f. It. perrucca parrucca, of unkn. orig …

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  • 19 peruke-maker — …

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  • 20 per|i|wig — «PEHR uh wihg», noun. = peruke. (Cf. ↑peruke) ╂[< earlier perewyke < French perruque; influenced by wig. See etym. of doublet peruke. (Cf. ↑peruke)] …

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