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guising (ˈɡaɪzɪŋ Pronunciation for guising

Definitions

noun

  1. (in Scotland and N England) the practice or custom of disguising oneself in fancy dress, often with a mask, and visiting people's houses, esp at Halloween

Derived Forms

ˈguiser noun

guise (ɡaɪz Pronunciation for guise

Definitions

noun

  1. semblance or pretence   ⇒ under the guise of friendship
  2. external appearance in general
  3. (archaic) manner or style of dress
  4. (obsolete) customary behaviour or manner

verb

  1. (dialect) to disguise or be disguised in fancy dress
  2. (transitive) (archaic) to dress or dress up

Word Origin

C13: from Old French guise, of Germanic origin; see wise2

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