an English question

@dufresne (137)
China
May 5, 2009 10:41am CST
I need to distinguish among "hairpiece", "wig", and "rug". A brief answer would be ok!
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4 responses
• United States
5 May 09
hairpiece-small add on hair wig-full covering hair replacement rug-men's toupee hairpiece,usually really bad looking
@kellyt82 (204)
• United States
5 May 09
I think this sums it up pretty well.
• United States
5 May 09
"Hairpiece" is the main category of hair enhancements/replacements. In that category are full coverings (most commonly used by women) or WIGS, partial or top coverage (exclusively used by men) TOUPEEs, and hair additions (usually used by women) EXTENSIONS or a WEAVE.
• Philippines
5 May 09
hairpiece- another word for hair accessories such as hairpins, clips ,etc. wig- false hair (for those who don't have a hair due to bald or chemotheraphy) rug- a slang word for hairpiece or toupee hope it helps.
@owlwings (38171)
• Cambridge, England
5 May 09
A hairpiece is usually extra hair which is attached to one's own to make it longer. A wig is usually a fully fitting (and completely separate) head of false hair which covers the head. A toupé is a small patch of hair, made to match and blend in with one's own hair which is used to disguise a bald patch. I believe that a 'rug' is a derogatory term used to describe a badly made and rather obviously false wig. In reality, a rug is a small piece of carpeting which is laid loose on the floor and amy also describe a thick or patterned blanket used to keep one's legs warm.