toupee – Wiktionary

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Etymology[edit]

1727, from French toupet (small tuft of hair, forelock), from Center French toupet (small tuft of hair, forelock), from Outdated French toupet (small tuft of hair, forelock), diminutive of toupe, prime (tuft of hair), from Frankish *topp (summit, crest, tuft of hair), from Proto-Germanic *tuppaz (summit, crest, tuft of hair). Cognate with Outdated Dutch topp (prime) (Dutch prime), Outdated Frisian prime (summit, crest, tuft of hair), Outdated English prime (summit, crest, tuft of hair), Outdated Excessive German zopf (finish, summit, tuft of hair), Outdated Norse toppr (tuft of hair, forelock). Extra at prime.

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Noun[edit]

toupee (plural toupees)

  1. A wig of false hair worn to cowl a bald spot, particularly as worn by a person.
  2. (out of date) Slightly tuft; a curl or synthetic lock of hair.
  3. (out of date) A small wig, or a toppiece of a wig.
    • G. Eliot
      Her powdered hair is turned backward over a toupee.

Half or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 version of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now freed from copyright and therefore within the public area. The imported definitions could also be considerably old-fashioned, and any newer senses could also be utterly lacking.
(See the entry for toupee in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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