Variant of masquerade
- a ball or party at which masks and fancy costumes or disguises are worn
- a costume for such a ball or party
- a disguise, false show, or pretense
- a living or acting under false pretenses
Origin: altered (by associated, association with masque) from French mascarade from Italian mascarata, dialect, dialectal variant, variety of mascherata (from maschera): see mask
- masquerader noun
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