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#87270 11/19/02 01:54 AM
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Simple one. What is the word for a wig-maker?


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Le perruquier (The perriwig-maker)


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Hi, Sweetie, guess I'm first in for a change. Here's one: "CHIFFONIER - wig maker or ragpicker...". This is from a site that is no longer "in service", but here 'tis anyway.
http:// http://www.segenealogy.com/sgo08.htm

Here's another: A perute maker was another name for wig maker. From
http://mysite.freeserve.com/scottows/page2.html


Edit--AUGH! Dr. Bill, you snuck in ahead of me!

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Dear Jackie: I regret appearing to be pushy. I previously knew "chiffonier" only as a piece
of furniture. I did also find it at same site about colonial occupation titles, with the
definition you gave. I have heard wigs called "rugs" but only in jest.




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I'll bet that word 'perute' should have been perruque, Dr. Bill. Thanks for the cue. [grumble--elbowed aside by an octogenarian...what next...grumble...]

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"Wig" is peruca in Portuguese, if anyone wants to know (often helps with Latin etymology).


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How bout wig-maker?


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In Spanish, the word for wig is peluca and a wig maker is known as a peluquero/a, the same name given to barbers. My dictionary says that peluca comes from the Latin perruca.


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Ok. So is there a word for a wigmaker who specializes in merkins?



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