verb (used with object), ex·posed, ex·pos·ing.
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Origin of expose
Examples from the Web for exposer
Shakespearean scholars have pointed out the connection between the dramatist and the exposer of exorcism.A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718|Wallace Notestein
The two women clung to one another, knowing that the end had come, wondering who was to be their exposer.No. 13 Washington Square|Leroy Scott
It only made her resent the cruel perspicacity of their exposer, or possibly exercise a little more ingenuity in their inventions.Arundel|Edward Frederic Benson
Word Origin for expose
early 15c., "to leave without shelter or defense," from Middle French exposer "lay open, set forth" (13c.), from Latin exponere "set forth" (see expound), altered by confusion with poser "to place, lay down" (see pose (v.1)). Meaning "to exhibit openly" is from 1620s; that of "to unmask" is from 1690s. Photographic sense is from 1839. Related: Exposed; exposes; exposing.
also exposé, "display of discreditable information," 1803, initially as a French word; past participle of French exposer (see expose (v.)). Earliest use was in reference to Napoleon.