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See also: WIG, wīǵ, and wig-

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EnglishEdit

 
Colorful wigs.

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of periwig, itself an alteration of French perruque.

PronunciationEdit

Rhymes: -ɪɡ

NounEdit

wig (plural wigs)

  1. 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.
  2. (dated, among fishermen) An old seal.

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VerbEdit

wig (third-person singular simple present wigs, present participle wigging, simple past and past participle wigged)

  1. To put on a wig; to provide with a wig (especially of an actor etc.).
  2. (colloquial) To upbraid, reprimand.
  3. (colloquial) To become very excitable or emotional; to lose control of one's emotions.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch wig.

NounEdit

wig (plural wîe)

  1. wedge
  2. quoin

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wig f (plural wiggen, diminutive wiggetje n)

  1. wedge

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

wig

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌹𐌲

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wīgą, from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-.

NounEdit

wīġ n

  1. war, battle
    Oft ic wig seo, frecne feohtan: often I see war, brave men fighting. (AS Riddles)
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Etymology 2Edit

Variant of weoh.

NounEdit

wīġ m

  1. idol
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Old SaxonEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wīgą, from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-.

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wīg n

  1. war, battle
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wigją.

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wig n

  1. horse, steed
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