Definition of bagwig in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaɡwiɡ/


A wig fashionable in the 18th century with the back hair enclosed in an ornamental bag.
Example sentences
  • He smoothed the front of his simple olive and brown striped waistcoat, and patted his old fashioned bagwig.
  • The man's bagwig, now mostly destroyed, was inscribed with magical texts of a type recorded most completely on the Metternich stela.
  • The ‘dressers,’ male and female, have arrived, and are being objurgated by incensed performers in their several cabinets de toilette, because they are slow in finding Mr. Lamplugh's bagwig, or Mademoiselle Follejambe's white satin shoes.

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Syllabification: bag·wig

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