Definition of peruke in English:

peruke

noun

archaic
  • A wig or periwig.

    • ‘The peruke still represented real hair and the ‘black patch’ had its model in the natural mole.’
    • ‘The audience can clearly see that he is indeed a young boy in a peruke.’
    • ‘Long-suffering servants were ordered about in French and wore perukes to wait on his guests.’

Origin

Mid 16th century (denoting a natural head of hair): from French perruque, from Italian perrucca, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

peruke

/pəˈruːk/