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[hair-pees] /ˈhɛərˌpis/
a toupee.
Origin of hairpiece
1935-40; hair + piece Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hairpiece
  • The seller is about sixty, brick-red complexion, white hairpiece.
  • He wears a hairpiece that he must imagine makes him look virile-an overabundant pompadour.
  • Soon he takes to wearing a ridiculous hairpiece to disguise the truth that he's balding.
  • And then on the boat, he was always about shorts and no shirt and no hairpiece-basically the exact opposite of his movie image.
  • Often he was too lazy to apply a hairpiece, so in movies he'd wear hats or caps with little plot justification.
  • Not a cloud in the sky, or a hairpiece out of place.
  • Finally, a thin, highly-polished mammal bone found near the head apparently was a hairpiece.
British Dictionary definitions for hairpiece


a wig or toupee
Also called postiche. a section of extra hair attached to a woman's real hair to give it greater bulk or length
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