hairpiece


hairpiece
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A hairpiece is a piece of false hair that some people wear on their head if they are bald or if they want to make their own hair seem longer or thicker.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • hairpiece — hair piece n. a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment; a toupee. Syn: false hair, postiche, toupee. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hairpiece — ► NOUN ▪ a patch or bunch of false hair used to augment a person s natural hair …   English terms dictionary

  • hairpiece — [her′pēs΄] n. 1. a toupee or wig 2. a switch of hair, often styled, for a woman s hairdo …   English World dictionary

  • hairpiece — UK [ˈheə(r)ˌpiːs] / US [ˈherˌpɪs] noun [countable] Word forms hairpiece : singular hairpiece plural hairpieces a piece of false hair that someone wears over part of their head …   English dictionary

  • hairpiece —    a wig    Literally, no more than a piece of hair, on or off the scalp:     He patted his hairpiece lovingly. (R. Moss, 1987) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • hairpiece — noun Date: 1926 1. supplementary hair (as a switch) used in some feminine coiffures 2. toupee 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hairpiece — /hair pees /, n. a toupee. [1935 40; HAIR + PIECE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hairpiece — noun A false substitute for a persons hair; a toupee or wig. Syn: rug, syrup, syrup of figs, Cockney rhyming slang, toupe, toupee, toupet, wig …   Wiktionary

  • hairpiece — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. toupee, wig (see covering) …   English dictionary for students

  • hairpiece — hair|piece [ˈheəpi:s US ˈher ] n a piece of false hair that you wear on your head to make your own hair look thicker →↑wig, toupée ↑toupée …   Dictionary of contemporary English