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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
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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
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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
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

toupee

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

toupee

nToupet nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

toupee

[ˈtuːpeɪ] ntoupet m inv, parrucchino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

toupee

(ˈtuːpei) , ((American) tu:ˈpei) noun
a small wig especially for a man.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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.
Hollywood Lace is a group of hair system toupee wearers who were disappointed in the time it took to get their hairpieces, poor customer service, and inconsistent quality products.
(The Deadly Attachment, 1973) "Watch it Wilson, you might snap your girdle." Mainwaring rebuffs his sergeant for laughing at his toupee. (Keep Young and Beautiful, 1972) Private Pike, in typical "stupid boy" mode, tips gravy down Capt Mainwaring's best jacket at the OAP Christmas dinner.
A man was arrested in Spain when he tried to smuggle drugs through an airport under his toupee.
A PLANE passenger was detained at an international airport after being found with half a kilo of cocaine - hidden under his toupee.
"I decided to give them any wig or toupee that suited their face (irrespective of the cost).
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.
And speaking of live shows, I caught the Hell Toupee recently.
Aside from making hot comments about Mexico and his wealth, US Presidential candidate Donald Trump is also known for his odd-looking toupee.
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.