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bagwig

[bag-wig] /ˈbægˌwɪg/
noun
1.
a wig with the back hair enclosed in a fabric bag, much used in the 18th century.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; bag + wig
Related forms
bagwigged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bagwig

bagwig

/ˈbæɡˌwɪɡ/
noun
1.
an 18th-century wig with hair pushed back into a bag
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