guisard

[ gahy-zerd ]
/ ˈgaɪ zərd /

noun

Scot. and North England. a person who wears a mask; mummer.

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Origin of guisard

First recorded in 1620–30; guise (in the sense “appear or go in disguise”) + -ard
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Example sentences from the Web for guisard

  • Some Guisard doubtless told him of what had occurred between Amyot and the queen-mother.

    Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
  • I have quite a collection of knives—some Guisard, and some Italian, but mostly of Toledo make.

    The White Plumes of Navarre|Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • The man affects to be a fanatical Guisard; we four only know that he is on our side.