hairpiece

noun
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 While Anna’s story of workplace discrimination could be current, Simien also deftly connects this wild tale of a murderous hairpiece to the distant past. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Justin Simien is back with ‘Bad Hair,’ a horror comedy that cuts," 22 Oct. 2020 While Anna’s story of workplace discrimination could be current, Simien also deftly connects this wild tale of a murderous hairpiece to the distant past. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Justin Simien is back with ‘Bad Hair,’ a horror comedy that cuts," 22 Oct. 2020 While Anna’s story of workplace discrimination could be current, Simien also deftly connects this wild tale of a murderous hairpiece to the distant past. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Justin Simien is back with ‘Bad Hair,’ a horror comedy that cuts," 22 Oct. 2020 While Anna’s story of workplace discrimination could be current, Simien also deftly connects this wild tale of a murderous hairpiece to the distant past. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Justin Simien is back with ‘Bad Hair,’ a horror comedy that cuts," 22 Oct. 2020 While Anna’s story of workplace discrimination could be current, Simien also deftly connects this wild tale of a murderous hairpiece to the distant past. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Justin Simien is back with ‘Bad Hair,’ a horror comedy that cuts," 22 Oct. 2020 While Anna’s story of workplace discrimination could be current, Simien also deftly connects this wild tale of a murderous hairpiece to the distant past. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Justin Simien is back with ‘Bad Hair,’ a horror comedy that cuts," 22 Oct. 2020 While Anna’s story of workplace discrimination could be current, Simien also deftly connects this wild tale of a murderous hairpiece to the distant past. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Justin Simien is back with ‘Bad Hair,’ a horror comedy that cuts," 22 Oct. 2020 While Anna’s story of workplace discrimination could be current, Simien also deftly connects this wild tale of a murderous hairpiece to the distant past. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Justin Simien is back with ‘Bad Hair,’ a horror comedy that cuts," 22 Oct. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hairpiece. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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hairpiece

noun

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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