peruke

noun pe·ruke \ pə-ˈrük \

Definition of peruke

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

peruked

play \pə-ˈrükt\ adjective

Illustration of peruke

Origin and Etymology of peruke

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


Learn More about peruke


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a eulogistic oration or writing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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!