hair·​piece | \ ˈher-ˌpēs How to pronounce hairpiece (audio) \

Definition of hairpiece

1 : supplementary hair (such as a switch) used in some feminine coiffures

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Synonyms for hairpiece


rug [slang], toupee, wig

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Examples of hairpiece in a Sentence

if no one had told me he wore a hairpiece, I would have thought his hair was his own

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Launched in 2005, Silva’s eponymous label includes ready-to-wear garments, accessories and hairpieces. Ashley Rushford, Essence, "ESSENCE Best In Black Fashion Awards: Meet These International Designers On The Rise," 4 Sep. 2019 The unnamed man, who arrived on a flight from Bogota, attempted to hide cocaine worth $34,000 under a large hairpiece covered by a hat, reports Reuters. Amy Gunia, Time, "A Man Tried to Smuggle Cocaine Into Spain by Hiding It Under His Toupee," 17 July 2019 In his fight scene with Bruce Lee (played by Mike Moh), a tuxedoe'd Pitt cheekily removes his oh-so-Hollywood hairpiece before duking it out with the martial arts master. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "A breakdown of Brad Pitt's return to full hotness in 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood'," 12 July 2019 My hairpieces from Lelet NY were even larger Georgian stars. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, " Beauty Director Jenna Rosenstein Mixed Art Deco with a Star Wars Obsession for her Wedding in Miami Beach," 11 July 2019 Today, people are still covering their hair, not washing their hair enough, braiding too tightly, wearing wigs and hairpieces and weaves too long so the hair is still damaged at the scalp. Essence, "Madam CJ And A’Lelia Walker Way In Harlem Is Finally Official," 22 July 2019 To refresh your memory, a closure is a hairpiece that is sewn along the front of a unit that mimics a real hairline. Shammara Lawrence, Allure, "6 Common Wig Mistakes People Make and How to Fix Them," 21 Mar. 2019 The hairpiece held back her updo, and allowed for her bangs and a few curly pieces to hang around her face. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift Wore a Pastel Gown to the Time 100 Event," 24 Apr. 2019 In the meantime, scroll down for our favorite beauty moments in recent Met Gala history — from SZA's angelic hairpiece to Taylor Swfit's unexpected experimentation with dark berry lip color. Teen Vogue, "The Best Met Gala Beauty Looks of All Time," 3 May 2019

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First Known Use of hairpiece

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hairpiece was in 1926

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English Language Learners Definition of hairpiece

: a section of real or false hair that is worn to cover a bald spot on your head or to make your hair look longer, thicker, or a different color

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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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