verb (used with object), dis·guised, dis·guis·ing.
Origin of disguise
Examples from the Web for disguised
For two decades Sue Sally (“Sal”) Hale disguised herself as a man so that she could play in matches with men around the country.
Richardson disguised model consent forms as “sign-in” papers for a topless shoot.
Local accounts vary, but it is reported that at least some of the militants were disguised Airport Security Force uniforms.Pakistani Taliban Threatens More Attacks After Deadly Airport Siege|Sami Yousafzai|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think they looked at it as an opportunity to effectively get disguised financing…that is going to be repaid at a premium.How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches|ProPublica|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The idea that liberalism was a disguised form of fascism became an article of faith for many in the New Left.The Revolt Against the Masses and the Roots of Modern Liberalism|Fred Siegel|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead of a sensible and wary man, we call him a disguised and subtle fellow.The Works of Horace|Horace
Met him disguised as a common workman, and carrying a sack full of things.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
So the world often harbours in disguised attire among them that flie the world.A Discourse of Life and Death, by Mornay; and Antonius by Garnier|Philippe de Mornay
"Now, get up," said the speaker, who used the disguised voice.In School and Out|Oliver Optic
But nothing is worse than a false spirit, a disguised and dissembling one, or an obstinate and opinionated one.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
Word Origin for disguise
c.1300, from Old French desguiser (11c.) "disguise, change one's appearance," from des- "away, off" (see dis-) + guise "style, appearance" (see guise). Originally primarily "to put out of one's usual manner" (of dress, etc.). Oldest sense preserved in phrase disguised with liquor (1560s).
It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety. [Thomas de Quincy, "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater," 1856]
Related: Disguised; disguising.
c.1400, "strange style of dress" (especially one meant to deceive), from disguise (v.).
see blessing in disguise.