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  1. a person who makes or sells wigs.
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Origin of wigmaker

First recorded in 1705–15; wig + maker
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for wigmaker

Historical Examples of wigmaker

  • I have made a tyrant of the wigmaker, and a confidant of the carpenter's apprentice, who has a magnificent voice.

    Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X)

    Charles Paul de Kock

  • The name is said to be an old Spanish and Italian word for a wigmaker, connected with the verb cigarrar, to roll in paper.

  • Here awaited us gentlemen of the chorus the wigmaker's assistant, whose duty it was to make us up.

    Paul Kelver

    Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome

  • We are told that they were in the habit of playing with the children of a wigmaker who lived in the adjoining house.

  • At four sharp, a carriage drove into the Place, and pulled up bang opposite the wigmaker's.

    Caught In The Net

    Emile Gaboriau