Definition of hairpiece in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈherˌpēs/


A quantity or switch of detached hair used to augment a person’s natural hair.
Example sentences
  • This also looks a lot better than trying to hide your hair loss with a hairpiece or toupee.
  • Toupees and hairpieces aren't cheap either, and they're high maintenance.
  • Lisa's refusing to wear false hairpieces of any description, but she's compensating by wearing a pair of boots which her mother has declared to be ‘very Elvis-like’.
wig, toupee, periwig
informal rug

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Syllabification: hair·piece

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