Definitions for: Wig

[n] hairpiece covering the head and made of human or synthetic hair
[n] British slang for a scolding

Webster (1913) Definition: Wig, n. [Abbreviation from periwig.]
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.

2. An old seal; -- so called by fishermen.

Wig tree. (Bot.) See Smoke tree, under Smoke.

Wig, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wigged; p. pr. & vb. n.
To censure or rebuke; to hold up to reprobation; to scold.

Synonyms: wigging

See Also: chiding, false hair, grizzle, hairpiece, objurgation, periwig, peruke, postiche, scolding

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