vizard

noun
viz·​ard | \ ˈvi-zərd How to pronounce vizard (audio) , -ˌzärd \

Definition of vizard

1 : a mask for disguise or protection

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First Known Use of vizard

circa 1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vizard

alteration of Middle English viser mask, visor

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The first known use of vizard was circa 1555

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vizard mask

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“Vizard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vizard. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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