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periwig

[per-i-wig] /ˈpɛr ɪˌwɪg/
noun
1.
a wig, especially a peruke.
Origin of periwig
1520-1530
1520-30; earlier perwyke, alteration of Middle French perruque peruke
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periwig

/ˈpɛrɪˌwɪɡ/
noun
1.
a wig, such as a peruke
Word Origin
C16 perwyke, changed from French perruque wig, peruke
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n.

1520s, perwyke, popular corruption of perruck, from Middle French perruque (see peruke).

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