A wig or cap of false hair.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A lady's false hair or front.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

If I could only catch fiah like other women, and love somebody, I would much rather have a tete a- tete with him than go teawing about all day and all night, from one unintwisting cwowd to another.
- A Simpleton by Charles Reade
But come and dine with me to- morrow, tete a- tete
- Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He did not, neither did she, seek a tete a- tete but at the first opportunity Nelly dragged him aside in one of the drawing- rooms, under the pretence of showing him pictures; and though Laura saw all, she did not stir.
- By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn