Tou*pee" [F. toupet, dim. of OF. top a tuft; of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. top. See Top apex, and cf. Topet.]
A little tuft; a curl or artificial lock of hair.
A small wig, or a toppiece of a wig.
Her powdered hair is turned backward over a toupee.
© Webster 1913.