hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair
British slang for a scolding
A head of real or synthetic hair worn on the head to disguise baldness; for cultural or religious reasons; for fashion; or by actors to help them better resemble the character they are portraying.
To put on a wig; to provide with a wig (especially of an actor etc.).
To upbraid, reprimand.
To become very excitable or emotional; to lose control of one's emotions.
Origin: Variant of weoh.
a covering for the head, consisting of hair interwoven or united by a kind of network, either in imitation of the natural growth, or in abundant and flowing curls, worn to supply a deficiency of natural hair, or for ornament, or according to traditional usage, as a part of an official or professional dress, the latter especially in England by judges and barristers
an old seal; -- so called by fishermen
to censure or rebuke; to hold up to reprobation; to scold
a kind of raised seedcake
Origin: [Cf. D. wegge a sort of bread, G. weck, orig., a wedge-shaped loaf or cake. See Wedge.]
A wig is a head of hair made from horsehair, human hair, wool, feathers, yak hair, buffalo hair, or synthetic materials which is worn on the head for fashion or various other aesthetic and stylistic reasons, including cultural and religious observance. The word wig is short for periwig and first appeared in the English language around 1675. Some people wear wigs to disguise the fact that they are bald; a wig may be used as a less intrusive and less expensive alternative to therapies for restoring hair. Wigs may also be used as a cosmetic accessory, sometimes in the context of religious practice of cutting or shaving one's natural hair. Actors often wear costume wigs in order to portray characters.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wig, n. an artificial covering of hair for the head, worn to conceal baldness, formerly for fashion's sake, as in the full-dress full-bottomed form of Queen Anne's time, still worn by the Speaker and by judges, and the smaller tie-wig, still represented by the judge's undress wig and the barrister's or advocate's frizzed wig: a judge. (For Bag-wig, see Bag.)—n. Wig′-block, a block or shaped piece of wood for fitting a wig on.—adj. Wigged, wearing a wig.—n. Wig′gery, false hair: excess of formality.—adj. Wig′less, without a wig.—n. Wig′-mā′ker, a maker of wigs. [Short for periwig.]
wig, v.t. (coll.) to scold.—n. Wig′ging, a scolding. [Prob. derived from 'to snatch at one's wig,' to handle roughly.]
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The numerical value of wig in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of wig in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of wig in a Sentence
It’s not a traditional hairpiece or wig— it’s ultra-custom.
We know each other so well, i know every line in Carl’s face, and he knows every hair in my wig!
The energy of the volunteers and spectators at this event, embedded with many pink wig runners who are under treatment, leaves you empowered for months.
I can’t wait! when else am I going to be able to rock a blond wig one day and a brunette one the next? Wigs are my armor. They help me power through the day.
If you run a positive campaign, the voters will ultimately make the right choice, jimmy, that was a joke, and shave that wig offyour face you godless Hollywood hippie.
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- شعر مستعار, باروكةArabic
- piorbhaig, gruag-bhrèigeScottish Gaelic
- mwashag, far foltManx
- かつら, 入れ毛Japanese
- 덧머리, 가발Korean
- ParréckLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- parykkNorwegian Nynorsk
- парикOssetian, Ossetic
- перика, vlasulja, perika, власуљаSerbo-Croatian
- ผมปลอม, วิกThai
- peruk, perukaTurkish
- bộ tóc giảVietnamese
- helot, herotVolapük
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