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Definition of "wig" []

  • An artificial covering of human or synthetic hair worn on the head for personal adornment, as part of a costume, or to conceal baldness. (noun)
  • To scold or censure. (verb-transitive)
  • Wig out Slang To make or become wildly excited, enthusiastic, or crazy. (phrasal-verb)

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 "wig" in a sentence
  • "We may therefore suppose this wig [_shews a large wig_] to be a huge quarto in large paper; this is a duodecimo in small print [_takes the knowing head_]; and this a jockey's head, sweated down to ride a sweepstakes."
  • "Check out the video clip … at least the Gosselin wig is a funny sight gag."
  • "From the pictures that I saw last week, the wig is also a lot shorter than her hair in New moon which is a shame."