verb (used with object), wigged, wig·ging.
- to be intoxicated with narcotic drugs.
- to make or become wildly excited or enthusiastic: She wigs out over every rock star that comes along.
Origin of wig
Examples from the Web for wig
Lena, Emilia, and I are laughing because we sorted the wig thing out nice and early.Natalie Dormer Talks ‘Hunger Games,’ Feminism, and Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Needs More Dick|Marlow Stern|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the music gets going, the woman in the Maude costume rocks so hard her wig comes loose.Dudes and Maudes Abide at New York City Lebowski Fest|Rich Goldstein|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They also designed a wig and jumpsuit specifically for the test.‘Get On Up’ Star Chadwick Boseman on Becoming James Brown—With A Little Help From Mick Jagger|Marlow Stern|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So Jefferson, going “Life, Liberty, and… and…” pulled “Pursuit of Happiness” out of his wig.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The comedy was on-brand for Dunham, but it was hard not to notice that she was, basically, playing Hannah Horvath in a wig.Lena Dunham on 'SNL' Review: Very Funny, Very Dunham-y|Kevin Fallon|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That wig was always awry when he was at work, and it was a different color from his little remaining hair, anyway.Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures|Alice Emerson
Fit the wig on Miss Muffett's head, holding it in place with pins until you can tie it on just back of the curls (Fig. 161).Indoor and Outdoor Recreations for Girls|Lina Beard
Get myself up as a Liberal Unionist, with wig and eye-glass.
Hongi was chiefly impressed by the bishop's wig, which he thought must be emblematic of wisdom.A History of the English Church in New Zealand|Henry Thomas Purchas
Madame Valière patted the wig, as much in approbation as in adjustment.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for wig
verb wigs, wigging or wigged (tr)
Word Origin for wig
Word Origin and History for wig
1670s, shortened form of periwig. Meaning "person who wears a wig (professionally)" is from 1828. The verb meaning "to behave hysterically" (usually with out) is attested from 1955, from notion in to flip one's wig. Cf. dash my wig!, a former mild imprecation (1797), also wigs on the green (1856), Irish colloquial for "a fight or rumble" (because wigs are likely to get detached from owners in such an event).
Idioms and Phrases with wig
In addition to the idiom beginning with wig
- wig out
- flip one's lid (wig)