Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERIWIG

We looked high and low, on the seats and beneath them, but not a sign of the periwig was there.

He looked him over from the soles of his riding-boots to the crown of his periwig.

I wonder shall history ever pull off her periwig and cease to be Court-ridden?

The colour of his hair could not be discovered, as, according to the fashion, he wore a periwig.

Ti wears a periwig of a different kind from that of 204Ra-nefer.

The shaved Mohammedans of our day replace the periwig with the turban.

Come, come, it would be but a bald world, but that it weares a periwig.

The periwig first appears in history as the headgear of a fool.

Belay the binnacle and part the ship's periwig abaft the main-mast!

His barber agrees to keep his periwig in order for £1 a year.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, perwyke, popular corruption of perruck, from Middle French perruque (see peruke).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PERIWIG

toupee

nounwig
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.