bagwig

[bag-wig]

noun

a wig with the back hair enclosed in a fabric bag, much used in the 18th century.

Origin of bagwig

First recorded in 1710–20; bag + wig
Related formsbag·wigged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bagwig

bagwig

noun

an 18th-century wig with hair pushed back into a bag
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