toupee
1727, from French toupet ("small tuft of hair, forelock"), from Middle French toupet ("small tuft of hair, forelock"), from Old French toupet ("small tuft of hair, forelock"), diminutive of toupe, top ("tuft of hair"), from frk *topp, from Proto-Germanic *tuppaz ("summit, crest, tuft of hair"). Pronunciation
  • IPA: /tuːˈpeɪ/
Noun

toupee (plural toupees)

  1. A wig of false hair worn to cover a bald spot, especially as worn by a man.
  2. (obsolete) A little tuft; a curl or artificial lock of hair.
  3. (obsolete) A small wig, or a toppiece of a wig.
    • G. Eliot
      Her powdered hair is turned backward over a toupee.
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