Guiser

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Guiser gīz"ẽr A person in disguise; a masker; a mummer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n guiser One who goes from house to house whimsically disguised, and making diversion with songs and antics, usually at Christmas; a masker; a mummer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Guiser (Scot.) a person in disguise: a Christmas mummer
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Guise
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. guise; from Old High Ger. wísa (Ger. weise), a way, guise, which is cog. with A.S. wíse, way, wís, wise.

Usage

In literature:

The dresses of the guisers are often of the most expensive and fanciful description.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
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In news:

Partly Cloudy / 41° F. Thompson's Katie Guiser puts a hand on Chelsea's Holly Marbut kill attempt in an Oct 2 game.
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