scratch wig

  1. a short wig, especially one that covers only part of the head.

Origin of scratch wig

First recorded in 1765–75

Words Nearby scratch wig Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scratch wig in a sentence

  • He wore a scratch wig (probably his second-best), and had his hat flapped and tied about his ears as if it were winter.

    The Chaplain of the Fleet | Walter Besant and James Rice
  • His hair is of a sandy color, and of the scratch wig order of cut.

    The History and Records of the Elephant Club | Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
  • He was a pallid, sickly, thin old gentleman, who wore a shabby coat and a brown scratch-wig.

    Haunted London | Walter Thornbury
  • Julian and Digby stood up, and the hook descended, its barbs becoming entangled in the curls of the scratch-wig.

    Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
  • He wore a three-cornered hat, a sandy-coloured scratch wig, and had a thick woollen wrapper folded round his throat.

    Jack Sheppard | William Harrison Ainsworth