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wig

noun \ ˈwig \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of wig

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

Examples of wig in a Sentence

  1. She was wearing a blonde wig.

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

Recent Examples of wig from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of wig

short for periwig

wig Synonyms

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

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wig

verb

Definition of wig

wigged; wigging
transitive verb
: to scold severely
intransitive verb
slang : to lose one's composure or reason : freak usually used with out

Recent Examples of wig from the Web

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First Known Use of wig

1829



WIG Defined for English Language Learners

wig

noun

Definition of wig for English Language Learners

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


WIG Defined for Kids

wig

noun \ ˈwig \

Definition of wig for Students

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


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