Wig meaning

wĭg
(slang) To be or become upset, excited, crazy, etc.
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(colloquial) To become very excitable or emotional; to lose control of one's emotions.
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To furnish with a wig or wigs.
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To scold or censure.
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(slang) Variously, the hair, head, or mind.
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(brit., informal) To scold, censure, rebuke, etc.
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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.
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(dated, among fishermen) An old seal.
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To put on a wig; to provide with a wig (especially of an actor etc.).
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(colloquial) To upbraid, reprimand.
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(aviation, nautical) (adjective) Wing-in-ground effect.
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An artificial covering of human or synthetic hair worn on the head for personal adornment, as part of a costume, or to conceal baldness.
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Origin of wig

  • Short for periwig

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortening of periwig, itself an alteration of French perruque.

    From Wiktionary