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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wig(noun)

    hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair

  2. wig, wigging(noun)

    British slang for a scolding


  1. wig(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: Variant of weoh.

  2. wig(Verb)

    To put on a wig; to provide with a wig (especially of an actor etc.).

    Etymology: Variant of weoh.

  3. wig(Verb)

    To upbraid, reprimand.

    Etymology: Variant of weoh.

  4. wig(Verb)

    To become very excitable or emotional; to lose control of one's emotions.

    Etymology: Variant of weoh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wig(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. D. wegge a sort of bread, G. weck, orig., a wedge-shaped loaf or cake. See Wedge.]

  2. Wig(noun)

    an old seal; -- so called by fishermen

    Etymology: [Cf. D. wegge a sort of bread, G. weck, orig., a wedge-shaped loaf or cake. See Wedge.]

  3. Wig(verb)

    to censure or rebuke; to hold up to reprobation; to scold

    Etymology: [Cf. D. wegge a sort of bread, G. weck, orig., a wedge-shaped loaf or cake. See Wedge.]

  4. Wig(noun)

    a kind of raised seedcake

    Etymology: [Cf. D. wegge a sort of bread, G. weck, orig., a wedge-shaped loaf or cake. See Wedge.]


  1. Wig

    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

  1. Wig

    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.]

  2. Wig

    wig, v.t. (coll.) to scold.—n. Wig′ging, a scolding. [Prob. derived from 'to snatch at one's wig,' to handle roughly.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. wig(noun)

    Head, skull. "I know`m stilla wig splittin` killa ain`t no realla" -- B-Legit(N***** Get They Wig Split)

  2. wig(verb)

    To freak out.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wig in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wig in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of wig in a Sentence

  1. Kara Ladd:

    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.

  2. Mazen Dayem:

    He removed his wig, made hand gestures. It’s just a very large fear of mine, his damn wig. Him and his hair reminds me of the Tasmanian Devil hair. I truly and genuinely have a large fear of wigs now. It’s a genuine fear. I have nightmares.

  3. Viola Davis:

    [ Actors ] are in the business of creating human beings, of finding out what makes you tick -- the psychological pathology, pathology is the study of tumors. Acting is a study of' What is your tumor ? What is that nucleus ?' And in order to do that, I felt like if I took that wig off... what it's going to force the writer to do is write the woman.

  4. Danielle Grillo:

    It’s not a traditional hairpiece or wig— it’s ultra-custom.

  5. Jeff Galloway:

    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.

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