Wig vs Headdress - What's the difference?

wig | headdress |


As an adjective wig

is (aviation|nautical) wing-in-ground.

As a noun headdress is

a decorative covering or ornament worn on the head.

wig

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A head of real or synthetic hair worn on the head to disguise baldness; for cultural or religious reasons; for fashion; or by actors to help them better resemble the character they are portraying.
  • (dated, among fishermen) An old seal.
  • Synonyms

    * hairpiece * toupee, toupe * peruke * periwig

    Derived terms

    * bald wig * bewigged * fright wig * wigmaker * wig out

    Verb

    (wigg)
  • To put on a wig; to provide with a wig (especially of an actor etc.).
  • (colloquial) To upbraid, reprimand.
  • (colloquial) To become very excitable or emotional; to lose control of one's emotions.
  • See also

    * earwig * merkin * periwig * peruke

    headdress

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia headdress) (es)
  • a decorative covering or ornament worn on the head.
  • a hairdo.
  • Synonyms

    * (an covering or ornament worn on the head) headgear