vizard

or vis·ard

[ viz-erd ]
/ ˈvɪz ərd /
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noun

Archaic. a mask or visor.

Origin of vizard

1545–55; variant of visor; see -ard
Related formsviz·ard·ed, adjectiveun·viz·ard·ed, adjective
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vizard

/ (ˈvɪzəd) /

noun

archaic, or literary a means of disguise; mask; visor
Derived Formsvizarded, adjective

Word Origin for vizard

C16: variant of visor
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Word Origin and History for vizard

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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