[1930s+; a pun on hare pie]
[hair-pees] /ˈhɛərˌpis/ noun 1. a toupee. /ˈhɛəˌpiːs/ noun 1. a wig or toupee 2. Also called postiche. a section of extra hair attached to a woman’s real hair to give it greater bulk or length
[hair-pin] /ˈhɛərˌpɪn/ noun 1. a slender U -shaped piece of wire, shell, etc., used by women to fasten up the or hold a headdress. adjective 2. (of a road, curve in a road, etc.) sharply curved back, as in a U shape: a hairpin turn. /ˈhɛəˌpɪn/ noun 1. a thin double-pronged pin used by women […]
[hair-rey-zer] /ˈhɛərˌreɪ zər/ noun 1. a story, experience, etc., that is terrifying or thrilling.
[hair-rey-zing] /ˈhɛərˌreɪ zɪŋ/ adjective 1. terrifying or horrifying: We had a hair-raising brush with death. adjective 1. inspiring horror; terrifying: a hair-raising drop of 600 feet adj. “exciting,” 1837, from hair + raise (v.). In 19c. works, sometimes as jocular mock-classical tricopherous.