Definitions

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  • n. One who masquerades; a person wearing a mask; one disguised.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who masquerades; a person wearing a mask; one disguised.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person dressed and disguised for a masquerade. Hence—2. A person or thing disguised in any manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a participant in a masquerade

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Examples

  • And whenever the masquerader is questioned by someone who is not totally devoid of critical thinking, the storyteller falls back on claims of those questioned details being officially considered ‘sensitive’ or ‘classified’ … and thus unavailable for comment or verification.

    Why has no legal action been taken to date

  • He's a masquerader and anything he signs into law isn't valid.

    Archive 2009-04-12

  • The entities that would be fooled by a masquerader are ones that don't really know me: my bank, my credit card company, places where I do online or offline shopping.

    The Fallacy of the Fallacy of Identity Theft

  • An article posted by a graphic designer named Mark Simonson refers to my once favored font as both an almost diabolical virus and a shameless masquerader -- a rip-off of the esteemed Helvetica, an evil spawn of Microsoft's techno-imperialism (apparently, Microsoft owns the licensing rights to Arial).

    Jennifer Oko: Evil Font Casts Evil Curse?

  • I thus found myself suddenly and unexpectedly placed in the confessional, and had only time to recollect that I had been guided thither by a most friendly hand, and could not, perhaps, find a better public opportunity to lay down a disguise which began to resemble that of a detected masquerader.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Now you may not get this at first, but if you've read the issue you would know that the "mystery masquerader" on the cover is none other than John F Kennedy.

    Snark Free Corner for 2/18 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • “That notorious masquerader,” one expert called it, for mitochondrial disease throws on the mask of any number of illnesses.

    The Life You Longed For

  • Yesterday I was looking for stuff for my costume but you know, every where was short on supplies so in two hours I went from being a masquerader to a hippie to Jack Skellington to a go go.

    clashpunk Diary Entry

  • Again, while the play seems to call for the victory of Western culture over African culture, we also see on stage a slave celebration involving the hybridized figure of Jonkanoo, the lead masquerader in a dance troupe who wore a costume involving an elaborate headdress such as a horse head, a house, or a canoe.

    Theatrical Forms, Ideological Conflicts, and the Staging of Obi

  • I, whom the Kshatriyas know as Kerim Shah, a prince from Iranistan, am no greater a masquerader than most men.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

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