periwig

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noun peri·wig \ˈper-i-ˌwig\

Definition of periwig

  1. :  peruke

periwigged

play \-ˌwigd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of periwig

modification of Middle French perruque — more at peruke


First Known Use: 1529


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