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A wig, especially one worn by men in the 1600s and 1700s; a periwig.

[Early Modern English, from Middle French parrucque, perruque, natural head of long hair, wig, possibly from perroquet, parakeet (perhaps in reference to the parakeet's erectile head feathers) ; see parakeet.]


(Clothing & Fashion) a type of wig for men, fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries. Also called: periwig
[C16: from French perruque, from Italian perrucca wig, of obscure origin]



a man's wig of the 17th and 18th centuries, usu. powdered and gathered at the back of the neck with a ribbon; periwig.
[1540–50; < Middle French perruque head of hair, wig]
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Noun1.peruke - a wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuriesperuke - a wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries
wig - hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair
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His head was covered with a peruke, so daintily powdered and adjusted that it would have been sacrilege to disorder it with a hat; which, therefore (and it was a gold-laced hat, set off with a snowy feather), he carried beneath his arm.
Some of the firms in which Jonah Capital has interests include Indongo Mining Ltd in Zambia; Iron Mineral Beneficiation Services in South Africa; Gulf Industrials Ltd which operates in Kenya, Uganda and Madagascar; Peruke Investment Holdings (Pry) Ltd in South Africa; Cavalla Resources Limited in Liberia; African Energy Mauritius Ltd in Botswana; and International Iron Beneficiation Group Ltd, which operates globally.
into these areas" said Don Mikes, Peruke senior vice president of rental.