vizard or vis·ard [ viz-erd] . Archaic a mask or visor. Related forms viz·ard·ed, adjective un·viz·ard·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for visard Historical Examples A vizor (also spelt visor, visard, vizard) is a mask, “a false face.” He looks as pale as the visard of the ghost which cries so miserably at the Theatre, like an oyster-wife, "Hamlet, revenge!" British Dictionary definitions for visard archaic, or literary a means of disguise; mask; visor Derived Forms vizarded, adjective Word Origin
C16: variant of
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Word Origin and History for visard vizard n.
"mask," 1550s, altered form of
vysar, viser (see visor), by influence of words in -ard. Figurative use from 1570s; common 17c. Also applied to the person with the masks, and used as a verb meaning "to conceal." Related: Vizarded; vizarding.
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