Origin of perukeFrench perruque ; from Italian perruca, parruca
A wig, especially one worn by men in the 1600s and 1700s; a periwig.
Origin of perukeFrench perruque, from Old French, head of hair, from Old Italian perrucca.
1758 portrait of Hugh Hall by John Singleton Copley
- A wig, especially one with long hair on the sides and back, worn mainly by men in the 17th and 18th centuries.
From French perruque.