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wig Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair
  2. noun British slang for a scolding

Wig noun
Abbreviation from periwig.
  1. A covering for the head, consisting of hair interwoven or united by a kind of network, either in imitation of the natural growth, or in abundant and flowing curls, worn to supply a deficiency of natural hair, or for ornament, or according to traditional usage, as a part of an official or professional dress, the latter especially in England by judges and barristers.
  2. An old seal; -- so called by fishermen.
Wig transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Wigged ; present participle & verbal noun Wigging
  1. To censure or rebuke; to hold up to reprobation; to scold. Slang

Webster 1913