periwig

noun

peri·​wig ˈper-i-ˌwig How to pronounce periwig (audio)
: peruke
periwigged adjective

Word History

Etymology

modification of Middle French perruque — more at peruke

First Known Use

1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of periwig was in 1529

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Cite this Entry

“Periwig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periwig. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

periwig

noun
peri·​wig ˈper-i-ˌwig How to pronounce periwig (audio)
: wig

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