wig

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See also: WIG, wīǵ, and wig-

English[edit]

Colorful wigs.

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of periwig, itself an alteration of French perruque.

Pronunciation[edit]

Rhymes: -ɪɡ

Noun[edit]

wig (plural wigs)

  1. A head of real or synthetic hair worn on the head to disguise baldness, for cultural or religious reasons, for fashion, or by actors to help them better resemble the character they are portraying.
  2. (dated, among fishermen) An old seal.

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wig (third-person singular simple present wigs, present participle wigging, simple past and past participle wigged)

  1. To put on a wig; to provide with a wig (especially of an actor etc.).
  2. (colloquial) To upbraid, reprimand.
  3. (colloquial) To become very excitable or emotional; to lose control of one's emotions.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch wig.

Noun[edit]

wig (plural wîe)

  1. wedge
  2. quoin

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

wig f (plural wiggen, diminutive wiggetje n)

  1. wedge

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

wig

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌹𐌲

Old English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wīgą, from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-.

Noun[edit]

wīġ n

  1. war, battle
    Oft ic wig seo, frecne feohtan: often I see war, brave men fighting. (AS Riddles)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of weoh.

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wīġ m

  1. idol
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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wīgą, from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-.

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wīg n

  1. war, battle
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wigją.

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wig n

  1. horse, steed
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