peruke

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English[edit]

James II of England wearing a peruke.

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From French perruque.

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peruke (plural perukes)

  1. A wig, especially one with long hair on the sides and back, worn mainly by men in the 17th and 18th centuries.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I.213:
      But now at thirty years my hair is grey— / (I wonder what it will be like at forty? / I thought of a peruke the other day—) [...].

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Noun[edit]

peruke

  1. (fishing) wire trace, snood

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