verb (used without object), mas·quer·ad·ed, mas·quer·ad·ing.
Origin of masquerade
Synonyms for masquerade
Examples from the Web for masquerader
Historical Examples of masquerader
She had seen him too many times in the Masquerader's Shows at Annapolis.Peggy Stewart at School
Gabrielle E. Jackson
If Gibson is a masquerader in league with Cummings he must be exposed.Spring Street
James H. Richardson
The hopes of the masquerader were depressed by the fears of the real man.A Summer's Outing
Carter H. Harrison
A soft chuckle reached her ear, and she knew that he knew he saw a masquerader.The Brand
"But she called me a hypocrite; a Christian masquerader, Dogvane," he said.The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer
Word Origin for masquerade
1650s, from masquerade (n.). Related: Masqueraded; masquerading.
1590s, "assembly of people wearing masks and disguises," from French mascarade or Spanish mascarada "masked party or dance," from Italian mascarata "a ball at which masks are worn," variant of mascherata "masquerade," from maschera (see mask (n.)). Figurative sense of "false outward show" is from 1670s.