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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Synonyms for toupee


hairpiece, rug [slang], wig

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Examples of toupee in a Sentence

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

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In case the photo isn't clear, yes, that's a baby wearing a tiny toupee. Kim Fusaro, Woman's Day, "Can't WAIT For Your Baby Girl To Grow Long Hair? Why Not Get Her a Baby Toupee? (Yes, This Exists)," 25 Jan. 2012 Sinatra's toupee is just one of the many perks that come with the Brigantine, New Jersey, summer retreat. Lindsey Desimone, ELLE Decor, "Vacation Like Frank Sinatra At This Palatial Beach House," 6 Oct. 2015 The top hat, wheelbarrow, and Scottie dog are now tiny replicas of Sophia's purse, Stan's toupee, and Rose's teddy bear. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Stop Everything: 'Golden Girls' Monopoly and Clue Are 40% Off on Amazon," 16 July 2018 The caterpillars are covered in a thick slick of hair, so much so that National Geographic called them toupee caterpillars, and also noted that the insect resembles President Donald Trump's famous 'do. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Caterpillar Sends Teen to Hospital in "Worst Pain He's Ever Felt"," 22 June 2018 In an effort to end one of the worst PR nightmares in the history of the NFL, rich, old white guys are put their toupees together to solve the kneeling crisis. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "Want to put a stop to kneeling during the national anthem, NFL? Stop playing it | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 23 May 2018 Perhaps most famous for his unruly, ill-fitting rat's nest of a toupee, the flamboyant Ohio Democrat was kicked out of Congress in 2002 after being convicted on bribery and... What the U.S. Newsweek, "Analysis," 14 Mar. 2018 And the evening's Kirk was especially adept at communing with the crowd except for one major tell: his ridiculous toupee, which gave him away outside Room 1 from 100 paces. The Masked Observer,, "The Masked Observer visits the sultry LaShe's and futuristic Fifty Funny Fellows," 11 Feb. 2018 Rich, who has worn a toupee for years (even around his wife and kids) is finally convinced to take it off. Becca Endicott, ELLE Decor, "5 Of Thom Filicia's Favorite Moments From The Original 'Queer Eye'," 5 Feb. 2018

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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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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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