scratch wig


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

Origin of scratch wig

1
First recorded in 1765–75

Words Nearby scratch wig

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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