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



BrE BrE//ˈtuːpeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//tuːˈpeɪ//
(informal rug especially in North American English) Hair products and accessories
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a small section of artificial hair, worn by a man to cover an area of his head where hair no longer grows See related entries: Hair products and accessories Word Originearly 18th cent. (denoting a curl or lock of artificial hair): toupee, alteration of French toupet ‘hair-tuft’, diminutive of Old French toup ‘tuft’, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to top.
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