false hair

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.false hair - a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornmentfalse hair - a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
Afro-wig - a wig that gives the appearance of an Afro hairdo
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
switch - hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure
toupe, toupee - a small hairpiece to cover partial baldness
wig - hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Some among them thought it was on account of her false hair, or the dread of getting the violets wet, while others attributed it to the natural aversion for water sometimes believed to accompany the artistic temperament.
She pointed out to Philip those who were painted and those who wore false hair.
Levin for his part refrained from taking any vodka simply because he felt such a loathing of that Frenchwoman, all made up, it seemed, of false hair, poudre de riz, and vinaigre de toilette.
Magdalen's disguised re-appearance at the end of the act, in the character of "Lucy" -- with false hair and false eyebrows, with a bright-red complexion and patches on her cheeks, with the gayest colors flaunting in her dress, and the shrillest vivacity of voice and manner -- fairly staggered the audience.
Reflects charming old Lady Tippins on Veneering's right; with an immense obtuse drab oblong face, like a face in a tablespoon, and a dyed Long Walk up the top of her head, as a convenient public approach to the bunch of false hair behind, pleased to patronize Mrs Veneering opposite, who is pleased to be patronized.
Behind dingy blind and curtain, in upper story and garret, skulking more or less under false names, false hair, false titles, false jewellery, and false histories, a colony of brigands lie in their first sleep.
False hair, false colour, false calves, false muscles--they had become different beings.
Surely that is not false hair that you are wearing?"
There was no false hair upon the face, but it was as black as any sweep's.
Whatever weight I may derive from my position as a married girl not wholly devoid of attractions--used, as that position always shall be, to oppose that woman--I will bring to bear, you May depend upon it, on the head and false hair (for I am confident it's not all real, ugly as it is and unlikely as it appears that any One in their Senses would go to the expense of buying it) of Mrs General!' Little Dorrit received this counsel without venturing to oppose it but without giving Fanny any reason to believe that she intended to act upon it.
She asked if she was expected to wear wooden legs or false hair or glass eyes; and as she spoke her eyes sparkled like the terrible crystal.
So, as a quiet agreement I have simply folded the false hair in a neat bag and have stashed it away in a corner -- because, it is scary to see it every day and equally scary to say out openly -- I don't need it anymore.