- a scolding or reproof.
Origin of wigging
- an artificial covering of hair for all or most of the head, of either synthetic or natural hair, worn to be stylish or more attractive.
- a similar head covering, worn in one's official capacity, as part of a costume, disguise, etc.
- a toupee or hairpiece.
- British Informal. a wigging.
- to furnish with a wig.
- British Informal. to reprimand or reprove severely; scold.
- wig out, Slang.
- to be intoxicated with narcotic drugs.
- to make or become wildly excited or enthusiastic: She wigs out over every rock star that comes along.
- flip one's wig, Slang. lid(def 8).
Origin of wig
Examples from the Web for wigging
"He has been getting a wigging and no mistake," one said to another.At Aboukir and Acre
George Alfred Henty
Just now she was getting rather a wigging, but she was remarkably calm.Long Live the King
Mary Roberts Rinehart
“By Jupiter, what a wigging I shall get,” whispered Dicky, in a terrible funk.Salt Water
W. H. G. Kingston
Yes; and the Major had you up to give you a wigging, as you call it, only yesterday.Trapped by Malays
George Manville Fenn
As soon as I glanced at it I saw that I was in for a wigging.Marguerite
- British slang a rebuke or reprimand
- NZ the shearing of wool from the head of a sheep
- 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
- obsolete to furnish with a wig
- British slang to berate severely
Word Origin and History for wigging
1670s, shortened form of periwig. Meaning "person who wears a wig (professionally)" is from 1828. The verb meaning "to behave hysterically" (usually with out) is attested from 1955, from notion in to flip one's wig. Cf. dash my wig!, a former mild imprecation (1797), also wigs on the green (1856), Irish colloquial for "a fight or rumble" (because wigs are likely to get detached from owners in such an event).