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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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 Seales wore several hair looks during the show including a pompadour for the opening monologue, an Afro and a simple high ponytail accentuated by a gorgeous gold hairpiece. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Amanda Seales' Pre-Show Halo Braid Was The Beauty Highlight Of The BET Awards," 29 June 2020 The hairpieces are spaced out so that Kardashian can see each option clearly. Audrey Noble, Allure, "Khloé Kardashian Has a Closet Just for Her Blonde Hair Extensions," 24 Jan. 2020 Teamed with department head Rick Findlater, Morgan supervised five wigmakers in the creation of hairpieces worn by 98 lead and supporting cast members. Hugh Hart, Fortune, "How ‘Mrs. America’ designers revived a ’70s feminist showdown," 14 Apr. 2020 The star of Netflix's AJ and the Queen has spent the better part of the last few decades wearing some stunning hairpieces, but on Monday night (Jan. 13), his knowledge was put to the test. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "RuPaul (Literally) Snatched Everyone's Wigs on 'The Late Late Show': Watch," 14 Jan. 2020 In the Netflix original, a middle-aged divorcee named Grace (Crystal Fox) gets a new lease on life after meeting Shannon (Mehcad Brooks with a horrid hairpiece), a romantic young photographer. Ineye Komonibo,, "Tyler Perry Knows Exactly What He’s Doing With His Films," 24 Jan. 2020 Kevork Djansezian/NBCGetty Images Exhibit B: Lucy Boynton, who wore a sparkly hairpiece on the right side of her head: Steve GranitzGetty Images The adornment matched her bold silver gown and glittering gold-and-black eye makeup. Jenny Hollander, Marie Claire, "Hair Embellishments Lit Up the Golden Globes Red Carpet," 6 Jan. 2020 On the way to buy a hairpiece at Wig's by Joan in Ypsilanti, a witness said Beineman got a ride from a guy on a blue motorcycle., "Murders of Michigan women still unsolved 50 years later — but cops had eye on 1 man," 10 Nov. 2019 But how much of this breathtaking look is photo-editing magic, and how much of it is the work of an elaborate hairpiece and, of course, a deeply talented beauty team? Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Everyone Loves Missy Elliott's Hair on the 'Iconology' Album Cover," 23 Aug. 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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“Hairpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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