pos·​tiche pȯ-ˈstēsh How to pronounce postiche (audio)
: wig
especially : toupee sense 1

Examples of postiche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team included makeup and hair artist Aly Webby, prosthetics artist Simon Rose, wigmaker Alex Rouse and facial hair postiche maker Sarah Weatherburn. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 31 Aug. 2022

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Word History


French, from Spanish postizo

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postiche was in 1867

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“Postiche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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