Per"i*wig (?), n. [OE. perrwige, perwicke, corrupt. fr. F. perruque; cf. OD. peruyk, from French. See Peruke, and cf. Wig.]

A headdress of false hair, usually covering the whole head, and representing the natural hair; a wig.



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Per"i*wig, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perwigged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Perwigging (?).]

To dress with a periwig, or with false hair.



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