scratch wig


noun

a short wig, especially one that covers only part of the head.
Also called scratch.

Origin of scratch wig

First recorded in 1765–75
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Example sentences from the Web for scratch wig

  • 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