Definition of wig noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//wɪɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//wɪɡ//
Hair products and accessories
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a piece of artificial hair that is worn on the head, for example to hide the fact that a person is bald, to cover somebody’s own hair, or by a judge and some other lawyers in some courts of law See related entries: Hair products and accessories Word Originnoun late 17th cent.: shortening of periwig.Extra examples Do you think she was wearing a wig? The wig seemed to perch on his head. Who’s that man in the wig?
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