Origin of peruke
Examples from the Web for perukes
Historical Examples of perukes
To be a gentleman was a matter of silk breeches and perukes and late hours?In the Valley
Wigs, perukes, or periwigs, were revived in the seventeenth century.Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)
Cards and tables do offend him, and perukes do fall within the compass of his theme.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors
The divine was a man who placed charity above rubrics, and discarded bigotry as he did perukes.
Mrs. Archer went softly up to the maker of perukes, and whispered something in his ear.The Monctons
Word Origin for peruke
1540s, "natural head of hair," from Middle French perruque (late 15c.), from Italian perrucca "head of hair, wig," of uncertain origin; supposed by some to be connected to Latin pilus "hair," "but the phonetic difficulties are considerable" [OED]. Meaning "artificial head of hair, periwig" is attested from 1560s.