Peruke



[puh-rook] /pəˈruk/

noun
1.
a man’s wig of the 17th and 18th centuries, usually powdered and gathered at the back of the neck with a ribbon; periwig.
/pəˈruːk/
noun
1.
a type of wig for men, fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries Also called periwig
n.

1540s, “natural head of hair,” from Middle French perruque (late 15c.), from Italian perrucca “head of hair, wig,” of uncertain origin; supposed by some to be connected to Latin pilus “hair,” “but the phonetic difficulties are considerable” [OED]. Meaning “artificial head of hair, periwig” is attested from 1560s.

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