Wig Wig, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wigged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wigging}.] To censure or rebuke; to hold up to reprobation; to scold. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

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  • wigging — UK [ˈwɪɡɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms wigging : singular wigging plural wiggings British informal old fashioned an act of speaking angrily to someone because they have done something wrong …   English dictionary

  • wigging — noun /ˈwɪɡɪŋ/ a) The action of the verb to wig. His Colonel talked to him severely when the cold weather ended. That made him more wretched than ever; and it was only an ordinary ‘Colonels wigging’! b) A telling off or reprimand …   Wiktionary

  • wigging — /wig ing/, n. Brit. Informal. a scolding or reproof. [1805 15; WIG + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • wigging — wig·ging || wɪgɪŋ n. scolding, rebuking (British) wɪg n. false hair v. put an artificial hairpiece on the head; scold, rebuke (British) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wigging — wig·ging …   English syllables

  • wigging — /ˈwɪgɪŋ/ (say wiging) noun 1. British Colloquial a scolding or reproof. 2. Agriculture the cutting of wool from around the eyes of a sheep, to prevent wool blindness. 3. (plural) the pieces of wool removed. {wig + g + ing1} …  

  • wigging —  Scolding …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • wigging — n. colloq. a reprimand …   Useful english dictionary

  • ear-wigging — n British a synonym for ear bashing , punning on the earwig insect and the 19th century colloquial use of wig to mean scold ► That didn t stop [David] Puttnam giving [Christopher] Patten a severe ear wigging from the green pulpit last week.… …   Contemporary slang

  • wig — I. noun Etymology: short for periwig Date: 1675 1. a. a manufactured covering of natural or synthetic hair for the head b. toupee 2 2. an act of wigging ; rebuke II. verb ( …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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