hair·​piece ˈher-ˌpēs How to pronounce hairpiece (audio)
plural hairpieces
: supplementary natural or synthetic hair (such as an extension) used in some hairstyles

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
Recent Examples on the Web Not that Trump is currently believed to wear one, but hairpieces, by the way, are allowed, at least in New York City, Alcazar said. Beth Teitell,, 21 Aug. 2023 Orlando Bloom famously wore a similar hairpiece as Legolas in the film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's novels — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Stephanie Webber, Peoplemag, 27 July 2023 In addition to changing into a hospital gown before surgery, you will be asked to remove contacts, hairpieces, dentures, hearing aids, and tongue or lip piercings prior to the surgery. Stuart Hershman, Verywell Health, 27 June 2023 The comedian and actress turned her hairpiece into a supporting character on Tuesday's episode of the Sherri show, as the star discussed a recent viral clip of pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts' wig slipping off in the middle of a presentation. Joey Nolfi,, 30 May 2023 Oops! Sherri Shepherd — and her wig — caused quite the commotion on Tuesday's episode of her daytime talkshow, Sherri, when the hairpiece fell off her head in the middle of a segment. Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 30 May 2023 No mention is made of his hairpieces, which practically deserve a documentary of their own. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 16 Mar. 2023 Pepitone was a Brooklyn native, the first big leaguer to wear a hairpiece, and served time in prison after running afoul of the law in the mid 1980s. Dan Shaughnessy,, 17 Mar. 2023 Meanwhile, a beaded hairpiece by Kaleigh Starblanket, thick belt by Clayton Saskatchewan, and leggings and moccasins by Aldrick Jackson rounded out the striking look. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Hairpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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