What does the word peruke mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A wig.

Usage examples for peruke

  1. His large level eyelids shaded the pupils even when he was broad awake; an intellectual forehead, and a very long Vandykish nose, with the curly ears, which fell like a well- dressed peruke on each side of his face, gave him an air of disinherited royalty. – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  2. Then he exchanged his own peruke and hat for the shabby ones of the coachman. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  3. The Major himself helped Chad dress in wig, peruke, stock, breeches, boots, spurs, cocked hat, sword and all. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
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