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wig

 (wĭg)
n.
An artificial covering of natural or synthetic hair worn on the head for personal adornment, as part of a costume, or to conceal baldness.
tr.v. wigged, wig·ging, wigs
To scold or censure.
Phrasal Verb:
wig out Slang
To make or become wildly excited, enthusiastic, or crazy.

[Short for periwig.]
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wig

(wɪɡ)
n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) an artificial head of hair, either human or synthetic, worn to disguise baldness, as part of a theatrical or ceremonial dress, as a disguise, or for adornment
vb (tr) , wigs, wigging or wigged
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) obsolete to furnish with a wig
2. slang Brit to berate severely
[C17: shortened from periwig]
wigged adj
ˈwigless adj
ˈwigˌlike adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

wig

(wɪg)

n., v. wigged, wig•ging. n.
1. an artificial covering of hair for all or most of the head.
2. a similar head covering, worn in one's official capacity, as part of a costume or disguise.
3. a toupee or hairpiece.
v.t.
4. to furnish with a wig.
5. Brit. Informal. to reprimand severely; scold.
6. wig out, Slang.
a. to be intoxicated with narcotic drugs.
b. to make or become wildly excited or enthusiastic.
[1665–75; short for periwig]
wig′less, adj.
wig′like`, adj.
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wig


Past participle: wigged
Gerund: wigging

Imperative
wig
wig
Present
I wig
you wig
he/she/it wigs
we wig
you wig
they wig
Preterite
I wigged
you wigged
he/she/it wigged
we wigged
you wigged
they wigged
Present Continuous
I am wigging
you are wigging
he/she/it is wigging
we are wigging
you are wigging
they are wigging
Present Perfect
I have wigged
you have wigged
he/she/it has wigged
we have wigged
you have wigged
they have wigged
Past Continuous
I was wigging
you were wigging
he/she/it was wigging
we were wigging
you were wigging
they were wigging
Past Perfect
I had wigged
you had wigged
he/she/it had wigged
we had wigged
you had wigged
they had wigged
Future
I will wig
you will wig
he/she/it will wig
we will wig
you will wig
they will wig
Future Perfect
I will have wigged
you will have wigged
he/she/it will have wigged
we will have wigged
you will have wigged
they will have wigged
Future Continuous
I will be wigging
you will be wigging
he/she/it will be wigging
we will be wigging
you will be wigging
they will be wigging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wigging
you have been wigging
he/she/it has been wigging
we have been wigging
you have been wigging
they have been wigging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wigging
you will have been wigging
he/she/it will have been wigging
we will have been wigging
you will have been wigging
they will have been wigging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wigging
you had been wigging
he/she/it had been wigging
we had been wigging
you had been wigging
they had been wigging
Conditional
I would wig
you would wig
he/she/it would wig
we would wig
you would wig
they would wig
Past Conditional
I would have wigged
you would have wigged
he/she/it would have wigged
we would have wigged
you would have wigged
they would have wigged
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wig - hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hairwig - hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair
grizzle - a grey wig
false hair, hairpiece, postiche - a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
horsehair wig - a wig made of horsehair; "the English judiciary wear their traditional horsehair wigs"
periwig, peruke - a wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries
2.wig - British slang for a scolding
chiding, objurgation, scolding, tongue-lashing - rebuking a person harshly
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Translations
بارُوكةشَعْر مُسْتَعار
перука
paruka
paryk
PerückeZweitfrisur
peruukki
perika
paróka
hárkolla
かつら
가발
capillamentum
perukas
parūka
parochňa
lasulja
vlasulja
peruk
ผมปลอม
perukperuka
bộ tóc giả

wig

[wɪg] Npeluca f
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

wig

[ˈwɪg] nperruque f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wig

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

wig

[wɪg] nparrucca
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

wig

(wig) noun
an artificial covering of hair for the head. Does she wear a wig?
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

wig

بارُوكة paruka paryk Perücke περούκα peluca peruukki perruque perika parrucca かつら 가발 pruik parykk peruka peruca парик peruk ผมปลอม peruk bộ tóc giả 假发
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

wig

n. peluca.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

wig

n peluca
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
All at once at his elbow, a little voice spoke--"My name is Pig- wig. Make me more porridge, please!" Pigling Bland jumped, and looked round.
And, knowing this, I removed the wig and circlet from my head, tossing them carelessly upon the flagging of the court.
He would answer to "Hi!" or to any loud cry, Such as "Fry me!" or "Fritter my wig!" To "What-you-may-call-um!" or "What-was-his-name!" But especially "Thing-um-a-jig!"
"Oh, I see," he said, trying bravely to laugh and ruffling up his wig with his hand.
Now and then, perhaps, an officer of the crown passed along the street, wearing the gold-laced hat, white wig, and embroidered waistcoat which were the fashion of the day.
He was dressed as a mail guard, with a wig on his head and most enormous cuffs to his coat, and had a lantern in one hand, and a huge blunderbuss in the other, which he was going to stow away in his little arm-chest.
`That's the judge,' she said to herself, `because of his great wig.'
And when he tells them about it he says, "Little girls, you know it might be proper for me now to wear a large wig, and to be called Doctor Southey and to become very severe, and leave off being a comical papa .
Their owners had evidently come to that spot to make some needful repairs in the stage arrangements, for one of them was engaged in binding together a small gallows with thread, while the other was intent upon fixing a new black wig, with the aid of a small hammer and some tacks, upon the head of the radical neighbour, who had been beaten bald.
Oysterpuff, how can a judge give a wise sentence in a clerk's wig?"
He then conducted the young lady straightway to her chair again, and, holding the chair-back with his left hand, and using his right by turns to rub his chin, pull his wig at the ears, or point what he said, stood looking down into her face while she sat looking up into his.
Though (in one sense) he wears another man's wig and claims another man's ear, he has not stolen another man's coronet.