Topper vs Wig - What's the difference?

topper | wig |

As a noun topper

is something that is on top.

As an adjective wig is

(aviation|nautical) wing-in-ground.




(en noun)
  • Something that is on top.
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  • A top hat.
  • Something for removing the top of something.
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  • Something that exceeds those previous in a series, as a joke or prank.
  • A single-handed dinghy, 11 foot (3.6 metres) in length, with only one sail.
  • Head, chief.
  • (dated, slang) A fine or remarkable person.
  • Noun

  • wig



    (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


  • 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