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hair·piece

 (hâr′pēs′)
n.
A covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used to conceal baldness or give shape to a coiffure.
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hairpiece

(ˈhɛəˌpiːs)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a wig or toupee
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) Also called: postiche a section of extra hair attached to a woman's real hair to give it greater bulk or length
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hair•piece

(ˈhɛərˌpis)

n.
a covering of false hair, as a toupee or fall, for concealing baldness or supplementing the existing hair.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hairpiece - a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornmenthairpiece - 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
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hairpiece

noun wig, toupee, rug (slang), syrup (slang), postiche, switch for years he wore a hairpiece both on and off screen
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Translations

hairpiece

[ˈhɛəpiːs] Npostizo m, tupé m; (= false plait) → trenza f postiza
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hairpiece

[ˈhɛərpiːs] npostiche m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hairpiece

[ˈhɛəˌpiːs] ntoupet m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
With hairpiece products delivered in a fast and discrete manner, these premium products will immediately give you the best in appearance.
Set in a small town on the Great Plains in the 1980s, "A Hairpiece Named Denial" fully captures Alice's offbeat humor as she interacts with a young man who holds a BA in Philosophy and wears an Elvis-pompadour hairpiece.
The 73-year-old stars alongside fellow British actress Keira Knightley, who is also in a hefty hairpiece as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
There is a claim against the insured alleging that the insured cut the customer's hairpiece while performing a haircut.
Tyra Banks has filed a $10m ([pounds sterling]6m) lawsuit against a number of hairpiece companies claiming that they have used her name to promote their range of wigs.
"I did a Desperate Scousewife for the film and I tried to get the rollers in my own hair, but I couldn't, so I had to use a hairpiece instead.
The first step toward making a mass-produced hairpiece look more natural involves preparation.
Mrs Begum, who has suffered from alopecia for ten years, said Kosser was holding a baby when she ripped off her hairpiece during the Bullring clash.
She was last seen wearing a hairpiece which takes her hair beyond shoulder length.
Look two: Centre parted If you've chosen a more '60s feel, opt for a symmetrical hairpiece. Accentuate a blunt straight haircut with a band of five pewter lace clusters, intricately sewn together with tiny crystals and pearls, and wear pulled forward on the head above a fringe or like a hairband for centre parted styles.