Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wig or wigs; false hair.
  • n. Any cover or screen, such as red-tapism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wig or wigs; false hair.
  • n. Any cover or screen, as red-tapism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The work of a wig-maker; false hair.
  • n. Excess of formality; red-tapism.

Etymologies

wig +‎ -ery? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The singer-and-actress reportedly owns so many hairpieces she has built a 'wiggery' in her New York mansion, which she shares with her husband Marc Anthony and their 13-month-old twins Max and Emme.

    Tonight

  • What misfortune had made him bald so early — if to be bald early in life be a misfortune — I cannot say; but he had lost the hair from the crown of his head, and had preferred wiggery to baldness.

    The Claverings

  • There was nothing about their outward appearance of the august wiggery of statecraft, nothing of the ponderous dignity of ministerial position.

    Phineas Finn

  • What misfortune had made him bald so early -- if to be bald early in life be a misfortune -- I cannot say; but he had lost the hair from the crown of his head, and had preferred wiggery to baldness.

    The Claverings

  • You know, the fairy tales where the wiggery slut with the fake tits ditches her pimp for a big black dude.

    Yeeeah! - Snarky Celebrity Gossip

  • Yes -- yes -- that may do for Englishmen very well; but, I guess, it would not go down here -- no, no, Americans are a little more enlightened than to stand that kind of wiggery. "

    A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America

  • You see, we have done with wiggery of all kinds; and if one of our judges were to wear such an appendage, he'd be taken for a merry-andrew, and the court would become a kind of show-box -- instead of such arrangements producing with us solemnity, they would produce nothing but laughter, and the greatest possible irregularity. "

    A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America

  • Check out the wiggery below, along with a glimpse at how Alex Karev (

    E! Online (US) - Top Stories

  • Michael Atkinson on Alexander, "a festival of risible wiggery ....

    GreenCine Daily

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  • "their outward appearance of the august wiggery of statecraft."

    -A Trollope

    November 4, 2007