toupee

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noun tou·pee \ tü-ˈpā \

Definition of toupee

1 :a wig or section of hair worn to cover a bald spot
2 :a curl or lock of hair made into a topknot on a periwig or natural coiffure; also :a periwig with such a topknot

Examples of toupee in a Sentence

  1. the weatherman calmly adjusted his toupee after the wind nearly blew it off

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Origin and Etymology of toupee

French toupet forelock, from Old French, diminutive of top, toup, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German zopf tuft of hair — more at 1top

toupee Synonyms

Synonyms
rug [slang], hairpiece, wig
Related Words
fright wig; extension, fall, postiche, switch, wiglet

TOUPEE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of toupee for English Language Learners

  • : a small wig that is worn by a man to cover a bald spot on his head



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