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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wignoun

    hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair

  2. wig, wiggingnoun

    British slang for a scolding


  1. wignoun

    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.

  2. wigverb

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

  3. wigverb

    To upbraid, reprimand.

  4. wigverb

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

  5. Etymology: Variant of weoh.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wignoun

    Wig being a termination in the names of men signifies war, or else a heroe, from wiga , a word of that signification. Edmund Gibson Camden.

  2. Wignoun

    Etymology: Contracted from periwig.

    Triumphing Tories and desponding Whigs
    Forget their feuds, and join to save their wigs. Jonathan Swift.


  1. WIG

    WIG, originally an acronym for Warszawski Indeks Giełdowy (Warsaw Stock Exchange Index) is the oldest index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, introduced on the WSE's first trading session on 16 April 1991. WIG lists 318 companies (as of 5 February 2010).


  1. wig

    A wig is a covering for the head made of real or artificial hair. It is often worn by people to conceal hair loss, to change their hairstyles and colors without altering their own natural hair, or for cultural and entertainment purposes such as in theater or film performances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wignoun

    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

  2. Wignoun

    an old seal; -- so called by fishermen

  3. Wigverb

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

  4. Wignoun

    a kind of raised seedcake

  5. 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. wignoun

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

  2. wigverb

    To freak out.

Suggested Resources

  1. WIG

    What does WIG stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the WIG acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WIG

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wig is ranked #88336 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wig surname appeared 210 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Wig.

    87.1% or 183 total occurrences were White.
    7.1% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.8% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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. Dolly Parton:

    We know each other so well, i know every line in Carl’s face, and he knows every hair in my wig!

  2. Jeb Bush:

    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.

  3. Danielle Grillo:

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

  4. 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.

  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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