Origin of wigged
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
Related Words for wiggedbother, provoke, irritate, pester, needle, nag, exasperate, get, peeve, tease, dog, vex, nettle, pique, bum, irk, hack, gall, grate, bug
Examples from the Web for wigged
Contemporary Examples of wigged
For the pilot they wigged me, and then they said, “If this goes to series, can you grow it out?”Kit Harington: Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Learns to Fight Dirty
April 9, 2014
Historical Examples of wigged
They lend authority to the wrath, and protection to the wit of the wigged.The Macdermots of Ballycloran
Whats the good of that wigged fellow reading when no one listens to him?Saunterings in and about London
He also laid his hand on his sword now, and frigidly inclined his wigged head toward me.In the Valley
We accordingly entered its honored portals, and bowed to the wigged statesmen we met in the grand hall.Memoirs of John R. Young
Mamma Finkelstein understood that part, at least, and her wigged head sank in her hands.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
verb wigs, wigging or wigged (tr)
Word Origin 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).
In addition to the idiom beginning with wig
- wig out
- flip one's lid (wig)