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antimask

1
[ an-tee-mask, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈmæsk, ˌæn taɪ- /
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noun
a variant of anti-mask.
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Origin of antimask

1
First recorded in 1915–20, in reference to the Spanish flu

Other definitions for antimask (2 of 3)

antimask2
[ an-ti-mask ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌmæsk /

adjective
a less common variant of antimasque.

Origin of antimask

2
First recorded in 1610–20

Other definitions for antimask (3 of 3)

anti-mask

or an·ti·mask

[ an-tee-mask, an-tahy- ]
/ ˈæn tiˌmæsk, ˈæn taɪ- /

adjective
Also an·ti-mask·ing . being or relating to legislation prohibiting any form of concealment of the face in public: Between the 1920s and 1950s, more than a dozen U.S. states passed anti-mask legislation in response to activities of the Ku Klux Klan.
being or relating to a person or group that resists wearing a mask over the nose and mouth to prevent the spread of infection, or that opposes the mandatory wearing of such masks, as during a pandemic: An anti-mask protest outside our local high school triggered a precautionary lockdown at three other schools.You won’t win your staunchly anti-mask friends over by shaming them.

Origin of anti-mask

First recorded in 1915–20; anti- + mask

OTHER WORDS FROM anti-mask

an·ti-mask·er, an·ti·mask·er, noun
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