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[wig-mey-ker] /ˈwɪgˌmeɪ kər/
a person who makes or sells wigs.
Origin of wigmaker
First recorded in 1705-15; wig + maker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I have made a tyrant of the wigmaker, and a confidant of the carpenter's apprentice, who has a magnificent voice.

  • The name is said to be an old Spanish and Italian word for a wigmaker, connected with the verb cigarrar, to roll in paper.

  • Here awaited us gentlemen of the chorus the wigmaker's assistant, whose duty it was to make us up.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • We are told that they were in the habit of playing with the children of a wigmaker who lived in the adjoining house.

  • At four sharp, a carriage drove into the Place, and pulled up bang opposite the wigmaker's.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • He took occasional lessons of a Mexican in a room above a wigmaker's store on Market Street, and learned to play by note.

    Vandover and the Brute

    Frank Norris
  • Mr. Burchett, who addressed good Allan in these rhymes, was the refined gentleman who put the wigmaker's poems into English.

    Royal Edinburgh Margaret Oliphant
  • He and his wife liked the Oersted boys, who were very frequently to be found in the wigmaker's shop.

    Makers of Electricity Brother Potamian
  • As there was no going to the court of France in those days without permission of the wigmaker, a wigmaker of course was sent for.

    The Life of Benjamin Franklin Mason Locke Weems
  • Upon this the wigmaker took in a little; but still contended that there must be something the matter with Dr. Franklin's head.

    The Life of Benjamin Franklin Mason Locke Weems

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