hairpiece vs postiche what difference

what is difference between hairpiece and postiche

English

Etymology

hair +‎ piece

Noun

hairpiece (plural hairpieces)

  1. A false substitute for a person’s hair; a toupee or wig.

Synonyms

  • rug (slang)
  • syrup, syrup of figs (Cockney rhyming slang)
  • toupe, toupee, toupet
  • wig

Translations



English

Etymology

From French postiche.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɒsˈtiːʃ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɑˈstiʃ/, /pɔˈstiʃ/

Noun

postiche (plural postiches or postiche)

  1. Any item of false hair worn on the head or face, such as a false beard or wig.
    • 1993, Patsy Baker, Wigs & Makeup for Theatre, Television, and Film, page 150
      This type of postiche is called a ‘combination wig’ because it mixes hand-made work with machine-made work.
    • 2001, Allan Peterkin, One Thousand Beards: A cultural history of facial hair, page 17
      [] both kings and queens enjoyed wearing lavish fake beards made of gold and silver called postiches, which were strapped behind the ears like a Halloween mask.

Hyponyms

  • (false hair): hairpiece, toupee, weave, wig

Translations

Adjective

postiche (not comparable)

  1. (art) Added after the work is finished.

Anagrams

  • Peschito, potiches

French

Etymology

From Italian posticcio, from Latin appositus (an applying, application), from appōnō (put or place near).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔs.tiʃ/

Noun

postiche f (plural postiches)

  1. toupee, hairpiece, wig
  2. false moustache, false beard

Descendants

  • English: postiche

Adjective

postiche (plural postiches)

  1. artificial; false

Further reading

  • “postiche” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • chipotes

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