fright wig


: a wig with hair that stands out from the head

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As the melancholy philosopher Jaques, Trish Lindström, in a Warhol fright wig and glasses, is a fusion of Eeyore and Tigger, popping up from time to time to drop some gloom on the amused forest denizens. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Feb. 2022 Or fresh-cut strawberries covered in a thin layer of cream or even elotes loco, the popular street snack that puts a fright wig of condiments on a humble ear of corn. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 Sporting a fright wig, a feather boa, and a baggy dress (designed to obscure her svelte figure), Diller was unabashedly outlandish. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 16 Dec. 2018 The dress code for leaders in Lake Forest seems to include red noses, fright wigs and oversized shoes. Mike Mulligan,, 19 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fright wig was in 1886

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“Fright wig.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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