fright wig


Definition of fright wig 

: a wig with hair that stands out from the head

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The dress code for leaders in Lake Forest seems to include red noses, fright wigs and oversized shoes. Mike Mulligan,, "In need of complete culture change, Bears must find their John McDonough," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of fright wig

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fright wig was in 1886

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