[ wig ]
/ wɪg /
an artificial covering of hair for all or most of the head, of either synthetic or natural hair, worn to be stylish or more attractive.
a similar head covering, worn in one's official capacity, as part of a costume, disguise, etc.
a toupee or hairpiece.
British Informal. a wigging.
verb (used with object), wigged, wig·ging.
to furnish with a wig.
British Informal. to reprimand or reprove severely; scold.
wig out, Slang.
- to be intoxicated with narcotic drugs.
- to make or become wildly excited or enthusiastic: She wigs out over every rock star that comes along.
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Idioms for wig
flip one's wig, Slang. lid (def. 8).
Origin of wig
First recorded in 1665–75; short for periwig
OTHER WORDS FROM wigwigless, adjectivewiglike, adjectiveun·wig, verb (used with object), un·wigged, un·wig·ging.
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British Dictionary definitions for wig (1 of 2)
/ (wɪɡ) /
an artificial head of hair, either human or synthetic, worn to disguise baldness, as part of a theatrical or ceremonial dress, as a disguise, or for adornment
verb wigs, wigging or wigged (tr)
obsolete to furnish with a wig
British slang to berate severely
See also wig out
Derived forms of wigwigged, adjectivewigless, adjectivewiglike, adjective
Word Origin for wig
C17: shortened from periwig
British Dictionary definitions for wig (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with wig
In addition to the idiom beginning with wig
- wig out
- flip one's lid (wig)
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