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toupee

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noun tou·pee \tü-ˈpā\

Simple Definition of toupee

  • : a small wig that is worn by a man to cover a bald spot on his head

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of toupee

  1. 1 :  a curl or lock of hair made into a topknot on a periwig or natural coiffure; also :  a periwig with such a topknot

  2. 2 :  a wig or section of hair worn to cover a bald spot

Examples of toupee in a sentence

  1. <the weatherman calmly adjusted his toupee after the wind nearly blew it off>



Origin and Etymology of toupee

French toupet forelock, from Old French, diminutive of top, toup, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German zopf tuft of hair — more at top


First Known Use: 1728



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