|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
Register Log In
Wordsmith.org Forums General Topics Q&A about words Wigged out
OP Simple one. What is the word for a wig-maker?
Le perruquier (The perriwig-maker)
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.
Here's another: A perute maker was another name for wig maker. From
Edit--AUGH! Dr. Bill, you snuck in ahead of me!
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.
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...]
"Wig" is peruca in Portuguese, if anyone wants to know (often helps with Latin etymology).
How bout wig-maker?
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.
Ok. So is there a word for a wigmaker who specializes in merkins?
Moderated by Jackie
Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,904Posts228,032Members9,147 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members accCngrssMRA, rexdee, gypsydancer, Astrostu, Chaske
9,147 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 members (), 125 guests, and 3 robots. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) A C Bowden 13
Top Posters wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,542LukeJavan8 9,804wofahulicodoc 9,681Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Forum Help · Wordsmith.org