peruke

noun
pe·​ruke | \ pə-ˈrük How to pronounce peruke (audio) \

Definition of peruke

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

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Other Words from peruke

peruked \ pə-​ˈrükt How to pronounce peruked (audio) \ 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

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The first known use of peruke was circa 1549

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