Guiser Guis"er (g[imac]z"[~e]r), n. [From {Guise}.] A person in disguise; a masker; a mummer. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • guiser — masquerader, mummer, late 15c., agent noun from GUISE (Cf. guise) …   Etymology dictionary

  • guiser — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary noun:Someone dressed up for door to door muggings. Usually carries a neep with a candle in it hence the expression he s goat a heid like a guiser s neep …   English dialects glossary

  • guiser — noun A person in disguise …   Wiktionary

  • guiser — [ gʌɪzə] noun archaic a mummer in a folk play. Origin C15: from the archaic verb guise dress fantastically , from guise …   English new terms dictionary

  • guiser — guis·er …   English syllables

  • guiser — ˈgīzər noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) gysar, from gysen, v. + ar, er er chiefly Scotland : a person in disguise : mummer; especially : a Christmas mummer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Up Helly-Aa — refers to any of a variety of fire festivals held in Shetland annually in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule season. The festival involves a procession of up to a thousand guizers in Lerwick and considerably lower numbers in the… …   Wikipedia

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  • disguise — disguisable, adj. disguisedly, adv. disguisedness, n. disguiser, n. disguisement, n. /dis guyz , di skuyz /, v., disguised, disguising, n. v.t. 1. to change the appearance or guise of so as to conceal identity or mislead, as by means of deceptive …   Universalium

  • Disguise — Dis*guise (?; 232), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disguised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disguising}.] [OE. desguisen, disgisen, degisen, OF. desguisier, F. d[ e]guiser; pref. des (L. dis ) + guise. See {Guise}.] 1. To change the guise or appearance of; especially …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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