general external appearance; aspect; semblance: an old principle in a new guise.
assumed appearance or mere semblance: under the guise of friendship.
style of dress: in the guise of a shepherd.
Archaic. manner; mode.
verb (used with object), guised, guis·ing.
to dress; attire: children guised as cowboys.
verb (used without object), guised, guis·ing.
Scot. and North England. to appear or go in disguise.
Origin of guise
1175–1225;Can be confusedguise guys
(noun) Middle English g(u)ise
< Old French
: (v.) Middle English gisen,
derivative of the noun
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Related Words for guiseddrape
British Dictionary definitions for guised
semblance or pretenceunder the guise of friendship
external appearance in general
archaic manner or style of dress
obsolete customary behaviour or manner
dialect to disguise or be disguised in fancy dress
(tr) archaic to dress or dress up
Word Origin for guise
C13: from Old French guise, of Germanic origin; see wise ²
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Word Origin and History for guised
late 13c., "style or fashion of attire," from Old French guise "manner, fashion, way," from Frankish *wisa or some similar Germanic source (cf. Old High German wisa "manner, wise;" see wise (n.)). Sense of "assumed appearance" is from 1660s, from earlier meaning "mask, disguise" (c.1500).
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