noun \pə-ˈrük\

Definition of PERUKE

:  wig; specifically :  one of a type popular from the 17th to the early 19th century
pe·ruked \-ˈrükt\ adjective

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Origin of PERUKE

Middle French perruque, from Old Italian parrucca, perrucca hair, wig
First Known Use: circa 1573


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