Something false; a sham.
A small hairpiece; a toupee.
Origin of postiche
- French from Italian posticcio from posto added (from Latin positus) (past participle of pōnere to place) or from Vulgar Latin appostīcius (alteration of Latin appositus) (past participle of appōnere to place by, to add) (ad- ad-) (pōnere to place apo- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French postiche.