Part of speech: noun

A wig.

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Usage examples "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", Juliana Horatia Ewing.
  2. Then he exchanged his own peruke and hat for the shabby ones of the coachman. - "The Nameless Castle", 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", John Fox.