vizard

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Etymology[edit]

An alteration of visor by confusion of the ending.

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Noun[edit]

vizard (plural vizards)

  1. (archaic) A mask worn to disguise or protect the face.
    A grotesque vizard. -Sir W. Scott
    There, then, that vizard, that superfluous case, that hid the worse and show'd the better face.-- Shakespeare, Love's Labors Lost V.ii.387
  2. A pretense
    To mislead and betray them under the vizard of law. - John Milton