Meaning of “bewigged” in the English Dictionary


"bewigged" in English

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uk /bɪˈwɪɡd/ us /bɪˈwɪɡd/ literary

Examples from literature

  • Be you there, likewise—cloaked, bearded, bewigged. 
  • Nor is it altogether useless to remember that a curious old gentleman, extremely thin, extremely active, and heavily bewigged, once decided that, on the whole, it would be as well for him not to live in France. 
  • She saw strange old women, painted, powdered and bewigged in hideous imitation of youth, pounding up and down the level street, and she wondered what wild hallucinations possessed the brains of these poor creatures. 
  • The door of the pavilion was cautiously opened from within and the mysterious French prince, bewigged, booted and hatted, emerged into the open. 

(Definition of “bewigged” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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