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Definition of WIG

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Wig \Wig\, n. [Abbreviation from periwig.] [1913 Webster]
     1. A covering for the head, consisting of hair interwoven or united by a kind of network, either in imitation of the natural growth, or in abundant and flowing curls, worn to supply a deficiency of natural hair, or for ornament, or according to traditional usage, as a part of an official or professional dress, the latter especially in England by judges and barristers. [1913 Webster]

     2. An old seal; -- so called by fishermen.
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     {Wig tree}. (Bot.) See {Smoke tree}, under {Smoke}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Wig \Wig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wigged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wigging}.] To censure or rebuke; to hold up to reprobation; to scold. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Wigg \Wigg\, Wig \Wig\, n. [Cf. D. wegge a sort of bread, G. weck, orig., a wedge-shaped loaf or cake. See {Wedge}.] A kind of raised seedcake. "Wiggs and ale." --Pepys. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "wig":
     admonishment, admonition, bawl out, berate, chew out, chiding, hairpiece, jaw, periwig, peruke, rail, rap, rate, reprimand, reproach, reproof, revile, tongue-lash, toupee, upbraid


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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