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bewigged

[bih-wigd] /bɪˈwɪgd/
adjective
1.
wearing a wig.
Origin of bewigged
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75; be- + wig + -ed2
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  • It was, in fact, a manifesto against a bewigged and bepowdered civilization.

  • You are annoyed because I caught you in—vicious conversation, as the bewigged men say!

    Frdrique; vol. 2 Charles Paul de Kock
  • He knows the subject well, and has infinitely more House of Commons stuff in him than the bewigged old dandy of Knebworth.

  • He saw little Mr. Pogram come in, more square and rubbery than ever, and engage in conclave with one of the bewigged.

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • At a later day, though it was "gravaminous," Sewall would not go to hear the bewigged Joshua preach, but attended another meeting.

  • Most of the Foreign Ambassadors use state carriages for great occasions, with bewigged coachmen and standing footmen.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

    James W. Gerard

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