periwig

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

Definition of periwig

: peruke

Other Words from periwig

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about periwig

Statistics for periwig

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for periwig

The first known use of periwig was in 1529

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on periwig

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with periwig

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about periwig

Comments on periwig

What made you want to look up periwig? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a tendency to relapse

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!