Origin of periwig
Examples from the Web for periwig
I dined with Mrs. Vanhomrigh, where I keep my best gown and periwig, to put on when I come to town and be a spark.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
I have seen a characteristic Papuan periwig produced in England in the case of a fair-haired girl.The Solomon Islands and Their Natives|H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
The Governor rose and began to pace the floor, his head thoughtfully bent, his unwounded hand tugging at the curls of his periwig.Prisoners of Hope|Mary Johnston
A certain Knight growing old, his hair fell off, and he became bald; to hide which imperfection he wore a periwig.
On this Buckingham struck off Dorchester's hat, seized him by the periwig, pulled it aside, and held him.The Wits and Beaux of Society|Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for periwig
Word Origin for periwig
Word Origin and History for periwig
1520s, perwyke, popular corruption of perruck, from Middle French perruque (see peruke).