Toupet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Toupet A little tuft; a curl or artificial lock of hair.
    • Toupet A small wig, or a toppiece of a wig. "Her powdered hair is turned backward over a toupee ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toupet Same as toupee.
    • n toupet The crested or tufted titmouse, Parus or Lophophanes bicolor: more fully called toupet tit. (See cut under titmouse.) The term is an old bookname, never in general use.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. toupet, dim. of OF. top, a tuft; of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. top,. See Top apex, and cf. Topet

Usage

In literature:

The landlady herself was there, portly and imposing, with an auburn toupet, a silk gown, a cameo brooch, and an ample bosom.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Do you think he wears a toupet?
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
They all applauded when Toupet, with his wig and cane, appeared.
"Letters of a Diplomat's Wife" by Mary King Waddington
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