postiche

noun
pos·​tiche | \ pȯ-ˈstēsh How to pronounce postiche (audio) \

Definition of postiche

: wig especially : toupee sense 1

First Known Use of postiche

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for postiche

French, from Spanish postizo

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about postiche

Time Traveler for postiche

Time Traveler

The first known use of postiche was in 1867

See more words from the same year

Statistics for postiche

Cite this Entry

“Postiche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postiche. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on postiche

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for postiche

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with postiche

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about postiche

Comments on postiche

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

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

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!