Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wig having a tie or ties, or one having some of the curls tied up.
  • n. A wig that is tied upon the head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wig having a tie or ties, or one having some of the curls tied up; also, a wig tied upon the head.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wig having the hair behind gathered and tied by a ribbon. Compare queue and pigtail.

Etymologies

tie +‎ wig (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Camden roused the satire of an earlier generation by the miserable condition of the tiewig which he wore on the bench of Chancery, and by an undignified and provoking habit of "gartering up his stockings while counsel were the most strenuous in their eloquence."

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