wig

noun
\ ˈwig \

Definition of wig

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a manufactured covering of natural or synthetic hair for the head
2 : an act of wigging : rebuke

wig

verb
wigged; wigging

Definition of wig (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to scold severely

intransitive verb

slang : to lose one's composure or reason : freak usually used with out

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Synonyms for wig

Synonyms: Noun

hairpiece, rug [slang], toupee

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Examples of wig in a Sentence

Noun

She was wearing a blonde wig. the cancer patient started wearing a wig after losing all of her hair from chemotherapy

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Shown in a black venue her black clothes were enlightened by towering white wigs (à la Marie Antoinette) and slashes of skin that were visible through the geometric cuts of the garments. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Vogue Runway Did a Ten-Year Fashion Challenge: Check Out the Results Here," 30 Jan. 2019 In the middle of the ring, towering above the crowd in high heels and a blue wig, drag queen Pollo Del Mar kicked off a night of over-the-top wrestling, complete with rivalries, soap opera antics and prolonged heckling. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "Pro wrestling gets a hold in the city, San Francisco style," 5 June 2018 On top of the song though, Ari dropped another vid, featuring her besties, wigs for days, and champagne towers. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Every Easter Egg You Missed in Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” Music Video," 18 Jan. 2019 For her costume — which featured a long red wig — the singer rocked a mermaid tail, red lipstick, and carried a small red crab handbag. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift Dressed as "The Little Mermaid" For New Year's Eve," 1 Jan. 2019 The singer dressed up as Ariel from The Little Mermaid, complete with a red wig and green tail. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Taylor Swift Fans Are Convinced That Her New Music Will Be About Mermaids," 3 Jan. 2019 Taylor dressed as Ariel from The Little Mermaid, complete with red wig and crab purse. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Taylor Swift Hosted a NYE Costume Party and Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Gigi Hadid Were All There," 1 Jan. 2019 Replete with an ice-white wig and even icier stare, Quigley is just one of many characters Manville will inhabit this year. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "Sunday Conversation: Lesley Manville discusses her wide-ranging career and new appreciation for TV," 5 July 2018 Appleton is known for working some serious magic with wigs and extensions, and is also the mane master behind Kim Kardashian West’s famous blonde hair transformation. Brittany Talarico, PEOPLE.com, "Pete Davidson Gushes Over Ariana Grande's Ponytail-Free Vogue U.K. Cover: 'I'm the Luckiest'," 5 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

There were wigged rave parties in Stella’s hospital room, trips for Stella to go find herself in Paris, and absolutely none of the unavoidable chaos that naturally comes with being alive. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Life Sentence Isn't Pretty Little Liars, & That's A Good Thing," 7 Mar. 2018 This would be good news for the economy and the traveling public, if Republicans don’t wig out. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "An Air-Traffic Winner," 11 Oct. 2017 When Infiniti released images of the Prototype 9 concept last week, the automotive internet wigged out a little. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "10 Things to Know about Infiniti’s Amazing Prototype 9," 18 Aug. 2017 Nintendo says it's also resolved an issue whereby game updates would fail to complete (after which the game would no longer start), and another that could cause the HDMI inputs to wig out on some TVs when the console was docked and asleep. Matt Peckham, Time, "The Nintendo Switch Can Find Your Lost Joy-Cons," 20 June 2017 Other factors need to be part of the mix for people to wig out, and those happen to be in good supply aboard a commercial airline flight. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "Crowded airplanes heighten aggression. We know that from studying rats.," 3 June 2017

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First Known Use of wig

Noun

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1829, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for wig

Noun

short for periwig

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wig

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wig

: artificial hair that you wear on your head because you are bald or in order to change your appearance

wig

noun
\ ˈwig \

Kids Definition of wig

: a manufactured covering of natural or artificial hair for the head

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