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crepe hair

false hair, usually of plaited wool or vegetable fibers, used in theatrical makeup for making artificial beards, sideburns, etc.
Also called crepe wool.
Origin of crepe hair
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And they won't stand for the crepe hair, so pop has got to raise a brush and he's mad.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • From one to another he ran, armed with his hare's foot, his box of paints and his bundle of crepe hair.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • A great tin box of crepe hair is also at hand, for Mr. Irving makes all his own moustaches.

  • A wig, a stick of grease-paint, a threepenny twist of crepe hair, and there you are!

    Cleek, the Master Detective

    Thomas W. Hanshew
British Dictionary definitions for crepe hair

crepe hair

artificial hair, usually plaited and made of wool or vegetable fibre, used in theatrical make-up
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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