Peruke meaning

pə-ro͝ok'
A wig, especially one worn by men in the 1600s and 1700s; a periwig.
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A wig, especially one with long hair on the sides and back, worn mainly by men in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Origin of peruke

  • French perruque from Old French head of hair from Old Italian perrucca
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French perruque.
    From Wiktionary