toupee


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tou·pee

 (to͞o-pā′)
n.
1. A partial wig or hairpiece worn to cover a bald spot.
2. A curl or lock of hair worn during the 1700s as a topknot on a periwig.

[French toupet, diminutive of Old French toupe, tuft of hair, from Frankish *top.]

toupee

(ˈtuːpeɪ)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a wig or hairpiece worn, esp by men, to cover a bald or balding place
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a prominent lock on a periwig, esp in the 18th century
[C18: apparently from French toupet forelock, from Old French toup top, of Germanic origin; see top1]

tou•pee

(tuˈpeɪ)

n.
1. a man's wig.
2. a patch of false hair for covering a bald spot.
3. a curl or an artificial lock of hair on the top of the head, esp. as a crowning feature of a periwig.
[1720–30; variant of toupet < French, = Old French to(u)p tuft (< Germanic; see top1) + -et -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toupee - a small hairpiece to cover partial baldnesstoupee - a small hairpiece to cover partial baldness
false hair, hairpiece, postiche - a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
Translations
خُصْلَه من شَعْر مُسْتَعارشَعْرٌ مُسْتَعار
příčesektupé
toupé
hiuslisäke
tupe
kis paróka
hárkolla
かつら
(남성용) 가발
nedidelis perukas
príčesoktupé
tupé
ผมปลอมของชาย
tóc giả

toupée

[ˈtuːpeɪ] Npeluca f, postizo m

toupee

[ˈtuːpeɪ] npostiche m

toupee

nToupet nt

toupee

[ˈtuːpeɪ] ntoupet m inv, parrucchino

toupee

(ˈtuːpei) , ((American) tu:ˈpei) noun
a small wig especially for a man.

toupee

شَعْرٌ مُسْتَعار příčesek toupé Toupet περουκίνι peluquín hiuslisäke postiche tupe parrucchino かつら (남성용) 가발 toupet tupé peruka capachinho, topete postiço накладка из волос для мужчин для прикрытия лысины tupé ผมปลอมของชาย yarım peruk tóc giả 男子假发
References in classic literature ?
Rebecca laughed in all companies at that officer, at his toupee (which he mounted on coming to Paris), at his waistband, at his false teeth, at his pretensions to be a lady- killer above all, and his absurd vanity in fancying every woman whom he came near was in love with him.
Perruqueries also features a song about Canadian hockey legend Bobby Hull and his well-known toupee, this time sung by Tyler Duncan where Morlock cleverly weaves in a musical reference to the "Hockey Night in Canada" theme.
But if he could not prove his allegation, then he should remove his toupee, de Lima told reporters in jest.
Aside from making hot comments about Mexico and his wealth, US Presidential candidate Donald Trump is also known for his odd-looking toupee.
Last weekend, the Oscars toupee said "auditioning for Thunderbirds".
It's sort of a toupee for something that's already a form of toupee, like one of those pictures within a picture within a picture that go on forever and eventually drive you insane.
This picture from September would seem to be a toupee.
It's there to cover a person's head Shades of black, brown, blonde and grey, Some of it stays firmly in place, But in the wind a toupee can be blown away.
Auction house Bonhams has announced that the toupee, which is brown with a hint of grey, is expected to sell for up to 1,000 pounds, reports the BBC.
FRANKIE HOWERD'S old house is for sale - complete with his false teeth and toupee.
THE former home of comic legend Frankie Howerd is on the market with more than 4,000 items of memorabilia - including his toupee and false teeth The four-bedroom, pink, picture-postcard cottage in Cross, near Axbridge, in Somerset comes complete with two bathrooms, large grounds and its own war bunker.