peruke

noun
pe·​ruke | \pə-ˈrük \

Definition of peruke 

: wig specifically : one of a type popular from the 17th to the early 19th century

Illustration of peruke

Illustration of peruke

Other Words from peruke

peruked \pə-​ˈrükt \ adjective

First Known Use of peruke

circa 1549, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peruke

Middle French perruque, from Old Italian parrucca, perrucca hair, wig

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about peruke

Statistics for peruke

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for peruke

The first known use of peruke was circa 1549

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on peruke

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with peruke

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about peruke

Comments on peruke

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

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!