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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
wig
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
black
▪ He doesn't wear a curly black wig - by the end Byron was rather fat and balding.
▪ Jaivi, I now saw was my friend Jenny but ten years younger and wearing a black wig.
blond
▪ She used ter wear a blond curly wig.
■ VERB
wear
▪ She wears a gigantic wig decorated with feathers and red bows, the shape of which echoes that of the wide skirt.
▪ Milton Berle wore a wig and a dress as he battered a policeman with a purse.
▪ I wear a wig, too.
▪ He doesn't wear a curly black wig - by the end Byron was rather fat and balding.
▪ He wore a wig one time, too, like a Beatles haircut.
▪ For their routine they wore white curled wigs beneath black velvet hats and white satin dresses with narrow black-edged flounces.
▪ Jaivi, I now saw was my friend Jenny but ten years younger and wearing a black wig.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a blond wig
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A man in a wig and black robes.
▪ But, with the help of a brown wig, he plays a convincing 30-year-old.
▪ Created by Geno Ventti Long, dramatic wig has been dressed with wax to accentuate curl.
▪ I'd just like to know what he got up to when he took his wig off, that's all!
▪ I slipped my long hair inside the wig, adjusted it, then put on a pair of large sunglasses.
▪ The barristers' wigs were ill-powdered and their curls lacked crispness.
▪ Under their wigs their heads are shaven.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wig

Wigg \Wigg\, Wig \Wig\, n. [Cf. D. wegge a sort of bread, G. weck, orig., a wedge-shaped loaf or cake. See Wedge.] A kind of raised seedcake. ``Wiggs and ale.''
--Pepys.

Wig

Wig \Wig\, n. [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 tree. (Bot.) See Smoke tree, under Smoke.

Wig

Wig \Wig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wigged; p. pr. & vb. n. Wigging.] To censure or rebuke; to hold up to reprobation; to scold.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
wig

1670s, shortened form of periwig. Meaning "person who wears a wig (professionally)" is from 1828.

wig

1826, "supply with a wig," from wig (n.). The meaning "to behave hysterically" (usually with out) is attested from 1955, perhaps from notion in flip one's wig. Compare 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). The verb also had a colloquial sense of "scold severely," attested by 1829, perhaps related to these. Related: Wigged; wigging.

Wiktionary
wig

n. 1 A head of real or synthetic hair worn on the head to disguise baldness; for cultural or religious reasons; for fashion; or by actors to help them better resemble the character they are portraying. 2 (context dated among fishermen English) An old seal. vb. 1 To put on a wig; to provide with a wig (especially of an actor etc.). 2 (context colloquial English) To upbraid, reprimand. 3 (context colloquial English) To become very excitable or emotional; to lose control of one's emotions.

WordNet
wig
  1. n. hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair

  2. British slang for a scolding [syn: wigging]

  3. [also: wigging, wigged]

Wikipedia
WIG

WIG, originally an acronym for Warszawski Indeks Giełdowy (Warsaw Stock Exchange Index) is the oldest index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, introduced on the WSE's first trading session on 16 April 1991. WIG lists 318 companies (as of 5 February 2010).

Wig (song)

"Wig" is a single by The B-52's released as the only UK single from the album. It wasn't released in the US. Wig was the third and last single in total from their 1986 album Bouncing off the Satellites. The single peaked at #79 in the UK.

The single was released to coincide with the delayed release of Bouncing Off The Satellites in the UK in 1987, a year after it had been released in the US. While the band didn't tour the album due to guitarist Ricky Wilson's then recent death, they came to the UK to make promotional appearances miming to "Wig" on TV and being interviewed in magazines.

Many years later, in 2010, they started playing "Wig" live, and a live version was included on their With The Wild Crowd! live album.

Wig (disambiguation)

Wig refers to false hair.

Wig or WIG may also refer to:

Organizations

  • Western Infirmary, Glasgow, a teaching hospital in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Women in German, an organization for women in German studies
  • Women in Green (Women for Israel's Tomorrow), a right-wing political group in Israel
  • WIG, the oldest index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange
  • Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (Polish Military Geographical Institute), maker of topographic maps from 1919 until 1949

Entertainment

  • WIGS (web channel), a producer of short online web series
  • The Wig, 2005 South Korean horror film
  • Wig!, 2010 album by Peter Case

Other

  • Wing-in-ground-effect vehicle, a type of low-flying plane
  • An Old English word for "holy" (see weoh)

Usage examples of "wig".

One day as I was standing close to the wall in a narrow street, I was much astonished at hearing myself rudely addressed by a scoundrel with a round wig, who told me that, if I did not go somewhere else to finish what I had begun, he would have me arrested!

Out of the stillness of a strange love, I saw her in a tattered wig, a pair of blue glasses on her face, bangles on her arms.

There was even one of Maggie, looking like a bosomy Wonder Woman in a fright wig, waving the Stars and Stripes in one hand and a Tommy gun in the other.

He dressed in blue silk breeches and waistcoat, buckled slippers, and an absurd curled and powdered wig that released clouds of white dust whenever he moved his decrepit head.

Buffo the Great, the terrible Buffo, hilarious, appalling, devastating Buffo with his round, white face and the inch-wide rings of rouge round his eyes, and his four-cornered mouth, like a bow tie, and, mockery of mockeries, under his roguishly cocked, white, conical cap, he wears a wig that does not simulate hair.

Her ladyship turned her mind in more hopeful directions, wigging Caddles of course tremendously by the way.

At a table in a corner, I found certain members of my Chambers, George Frobisher, Percy Hoskins, and young Tony MacLay, now resting from their labours, their wigs lying among cups of Old Bailey tea, buns and choccy bics.

I passed rapidly over that part of her person, because I could not bear the idea of a wig, and I could not compliment her about it.

She inquired from the doctor why I did not wear my own hair, and he answered that, with a wig, it was easier for his sister to keep me clean.

I did not purchase any gloves, and I resolved to avoid her and to abandon her to the insipid and dull gallantry of Sanzonio, who sported gloves, but whose teeth were rotten, whose breath was putrid, who wore a wig, and whose face seemed to be covered with shrivelled yellow parchment.

His symptoms themselves developed symptoms, troughs and nodes he charted with morbid attention in the dumpster, in his suspenders and horrid tweed cap, clutching a shopping bag with his wig and coat and comely habilements he could neither wear nor pawn.

The porno theaters and by-the-hour motels yield to botdnicas and bode gas outlets for Discos Latinos, an infinite array of food stands--taco joints, Peruvian seafood parlors, fast-food franchises-and first-rate Latino restaurants, beauty shops with windows guarded by Styrofoam skulls wearing blond Dynel wigs, Cuban bakeries, storefront medical and legal clinics, bars and social clubs.

After bettering her disguise with a wig, she would rent a cheap motel room there in Eau Claire and stay for a couple of days.

Cumberlege, laughing most friendlily at him, upon which he would have bent forward to whisper in her ear had not the stink from her wig been too strong for two by no means sensitive nostrils.

One was fattish, one was thin, one wore a fullish wig, the other man was bald.