from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wig, especially a peruke.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. wig
- v. To dress with a periwig, or with false hair; to bewig.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A headdress of false hair, usually covering the whole head, and representing the natural hair; a wig.
- transitive v. To dress with a periwig, or with false hair.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dress with a periwig; hence, to put a head-dress upon; cover or dress the head of.
- n. Same as peruke.
- n. In zoology, a periwinkle.
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
"And the ghost also wears his periwig, which is so ridiculous that any self-respecting spectre would refuse to copy it."
Need I say that the periwig is a triumph of the friseur's art? "
I also hope that it will induce him to adopt French fashions and disregard the periwig.
His wife, Anne, who had stopped in to leave some mended costumes and re-curl his periwig he is forever unravelling, dropped a kiss on his forehead.
Hart, a man hung on an enormous frame, with thickly waved brown hair although he often wears a periwig, has a booming voice and says he is the great nephew of Shakespeare—but then everybody says that.
“Humph,” grumbled Hart non-committally, tugging at his great periwig—new and too mousy for his rosy colouring and ill fitting to boot.
He was wearing the most astonishing canary-yellow hat, complete with ostrich plumes and small feathers and velvet ribbons and gold buttons plus an enormous blond periwig with ringlets almost reaching his waist.
Grimsley is probably the strongest vocally in the cast and he is menacing despite having to perform such gestures as removing a periwig in preparation for a planned ravishing.
I suppose I could weave my own periwig out of the thousands of strands I've recovered over the last few years.
This sounds a lot more like Sammy Glick in a periwig than good old George.