verb (used without object), mas·quer·ad·ed, mas·quer·ad·ing.
- maspero, gaston camille charles,
- masque biliaire,
- mass affluent,
- mass book,
- mass card,
- mass defect
Origin of masquerade
Examples from the Web for masquerading
I asked her if she did not feel as if she were just masquerading as a normal, middle-class person.Three Cheers for Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in Literature|Malcolm Jones|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One comedic false alarm was provided by local deejay Gary Kiernan and his wife, Sandy, masquerading as the former first couple.
When finally busted for masquerading as an M.D., he simply switched his title to “food scientist.”
The most provocative position comes from Senator Joseph Lieberman, the right-leaning Democrat masquerading as an Independent.
She was the same blonde for whom we have seen him masquerading as Romeo.Bohemians of the Latin Quarter|Henry Murger
I think that we have more serious things to think of than masquerading.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)|Alexandre Dumas pre
As you say, there has been a deal of masquerading, and this side of the river naturally looks askance at the other.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
It is evident that when the masquerading dress of Latin is taken off the names, some of them are British.The Christian Church in These Islands before the Coming of Augustine|George Forrest Browne
I am not a rich man, masquerading for the sport of it; I am really poor and grateful for any work.The Voice in the Fog|Harold MacGrath
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.