postiche

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From French postiche.

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postiche (plural postiches or postiche)

  1. Any item of false hair worn on the head or face, such as a false beard or wig.
    • 1993, Patsy Baker, Wigs & Makeup for Theatre, Television, and Film, page 150
      This type of postiche is called a 'combination wig' because it mixes hand-made work with machine-made work.
    • 2001, Allan Peterkin, One Thousand Beards: A cultural history of facial hair, page 17
      [] both kings and queens enjoyed wearing lavish fake beards made of gold and silver called postiches, which were strapped behind the ears like a Halloween mask.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian posticcio, from Latin appositus (an applying, application), from appōnō (put or place near).

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Noun[edit]

postiche f (plural postiches)

  1. toupee, hairpiece, wig
  2. false moustache, false beard

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postiche m (feminine postiche, masculine plural postiches, feminine plural postiches)

  1. artificial, false

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