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bagwig

[ bag-wig ]

noun

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


bagwig

/ ˈbæɡˌwɪɡ /

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • bagwigged adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bagwig1

First recorded in 1710–20; bag + wig
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Example Sentences

Viscount Bagwig, our excellent embassador, paid her marked attention.

Viscount Bagwig, our excellent ambassador, paid her marked attention.

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