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

Definition of hairpiece

1 : supplementary natural or synthetic hair (such as an extension) used in some hairstyles

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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 The set comes complete with a hairpiece, canvas and painter's palette. Cameron Jenkins, Good Housekeeping, 21 June 2022 The hairpiece was the perfect dedication for what would have been the legend's 96th birthday. Michelle Lee,, 2 June 2022 Fluttering aqua blue tulle paired with traditional Native American jewelry and a feather hairpiece? ELLE, 4 May 2022 The final cherry on top was her playful hairpiece, which featured horizontal ombré stripes in red, green, and blue to lend the look its final, fantastical lift-off. Liam Hess, Vogue, 15 Apr. 2022 Cardi B rocked her signature black hair shade for this week's date night with Offset, but this go-round, celebrity hairstylist Jared Henderson (a.k.a. JStayReady) installed a hip-length hairpiece for some major drama. Jennet Jusu, Allure, 17 Mar. 2022 Tatum, 41, wanted the hairpiece to pay homage to a range of iconic hunks. Ramin Setoodeh, Variety, 3 Feb. 2022 Thing is, though, the series never addressed whether Silvio wore a hairpiece. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 5 Oct. 2021 Instead of committing to the retro look, hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons clipped on a faux hairpiece for the special occasion to achieve the short, blunt fringe. Devon Abelman, Allure, 13 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hairpiece

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jun 2022

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“Hairpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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