periwig

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

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periwigged \ ˈper-​i-​ˌwigd How to pronounce periwigged (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of periwig

1529, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for periwig

modification of Middle French perruque — more at peruke

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“Periwig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periwig. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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