toupee

noun
tou·​pee | \ tü-ˈpā How to pronounce toupee (audio) \

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

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Examples of toupee in a Sentence

the weatherman calmly adjusted his toupee after the wind nearly blew it off
Recent Examples on the Web Alongside the teaser, The Hollywood Reporter also has the film's exclusive first look, showing Seinfeld star Jason Alexander (wearing a toupee). Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Christian Film Industry Satire 'Faith Based' Takes Swipe at Breitbart, Fox News in Teaser (Exclusive)," 2 Jan. 2020 The glossy black toupee of an aspiring Sicilian shepherd boy sat awkwardly on his reddish mullet. Nell Zink, Harper's magazine, "The Bird Angle," 28 Oct. 2019 Not pictured is the hat that police say the toupee bulged out of. Hannah Knowles, Washington Post, "If nerves didn’t give this smuggler away, it was probably the pound of cocaine under his toupee," 16 July 2019 With his bushy blonde toupee, exaggerated eyebrows and walrus-like mustache, Taylor was a striking presence. Lindsey Bahr, SFChronicle.com, "Rip Taylor, flamboyant television comedian and actor, dies at 88," 7 Oct. 2019 With his bushy blonde toupee, exaggerated eyebrows and walrus-like mustache, Taylor was a striking presence. Washington Post, "Correction: Obit-Rip Taylor story," 7 Oct. 2019 With his bushy blonde toupee, exaggerated eyebrows and walrus-like mustache, Taylor was a striking presence. Lindsey Bahr, SFChronicle.com, "Rip Taylor, flamboyant television comedian and actor, dies at 88," 7 Oct. 2019 With his bushy blonde toupee, exaggerated eyebrows and walrus-like mustache, Taylor was a striking presence. Washington Post, "Correction: Obit-Rip Taylor story," 7 Oct. 2019 With his bushy blonde toupee, exaggerated eyebrows and walrus-like mustache, Taylor was a striking presence. Lindsey Bahr, SFChronicle.com, "Rip Taylor, flamboyant television comedian and actor, dies at 88," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of toupee

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for 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 top entry 1

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The first known use of toupee was in 1728

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11 Jan 2020

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“Toupee.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toupee. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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toupee

noun
How to pronounce toupee (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of toupee

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

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