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Definition of "periwig" [per•i•wig]

  • A wig, especially a peruke. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "periwig" in a sentence
  • ""And the ghost also wears his periwig, which is so ridiculous that any self-respecting spectre would refuse to copy it.""
  • "Need I say that the periwig is a triumph of the friseur's art? ""
  • "I also hope that it will induce him to adopt French fashions and disregard the periwig."