bag·​wig ˈbag-ˌwig How to pronounce bagwig (audio)
: an 18th century wig with the back hair enclosed in a small silk bag

Word History

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bagwig was in 1718

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“Bagwig.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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