What does the word periwig mean?

Usage examples for periwig

  1. For these very ministers of luxury- then miscalled art- from the periwig- maker to the play- actor- who like them had seen the frivolity, the baseness, the profligacy, of the rulers to whose vices they pandered, whom they despised while they adored! – The Ancien Regime by Charles Kingsley
  2. Professor Goodwin, in a bowknotted periwig, in court dress, wearing a stained inverness cape, bent in two from incredible age, totters across the room, his hands fluttering. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  3. The broad back of his scarlet coat, rising to the trot of his horse, clashed through the soft gold- green mists and radiances of the spring landscape like the blare of a trumpet; his gold buttons glittered; the long plume on his hat ruffled to the wind over his fair periwig. – The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century by Mary E. Wilkins