from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wig, especially one worn by men in the 17th and 18th centuries; a periwig.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wig, especially one with long hair on the sides and back, worn mainly by men in the 17th and 18th centuries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wig; a periwig.
- transitive v. To dress with a peruke.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An artificial tuft of hair, made to imitate the natural hair, but usually having larger and ampler masses, worn on the head to conceal baldness, by actors in their make-up, and at one time by people generally in conformity to a fashion; a wig.
- To wear a peruke; dress with a peruke.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries
French perruque, from Old French, head of hair, from Old Italian perrucca.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French perruque. (Wiktionary)