mask·​er ˈma-skər How to pronounce masker (audio)
: a person who wears a mask
especially : a participant in a masquerade

Examples of masker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The maskers and their guests heralded Queen Rachel during the event, and the queen was seen onstage in the arena with various bands, including D Play and Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster. Michael Dumas, al, 16 Feb. 2023 Anti-maskers? Adrienne So, WIRED, 9 Mar. 2023 The mosaic of horrible news includes the murder of George Floyd, the rise of anti-maskers and the Jan. 6 insurrection. Charles McNultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2023 The masker, according to police reports, launched the metal bottle that struck the girl, who then had to be transported to a hospital for treatment. al, 6 Mar. 2022 At one point, he was served a drink by a sultry masker in powder blue, who, showing a generous Carnival spirit, had taken pity upon the overloaded bartenders and decided to pitch in to assist them. The Masked Observer, al, 20 Feb. 2022 Dark Hallway has deployed these words many times from the long end of a seafood buffet, as has the occasional masker from the confines of his or her float room while caressing a bottle of Dewer’s 15. The Masked Observer, al, 9 Feb. 2022 An odor masker that will leave your bathroom smelling like citrus, this could make an excellent gift for your favorite host or hostess. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, 8 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of masker was circa 1548

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“Masker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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mask·​er ˈmas-kər How to pronounce masker (audio)
: a person who wears a mask
especially : one taking part in a masquerade

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