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Definition of "guising" []

  • (in Scotland and N England) the practice or custom of disguising oneself in fancy dress, often with a mask, and visiting people's houses, esp at Halloween (noun)

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Use "guising" in a sentence
  • "Again, not the cosiest outfit for a spot of outdoor 'guising' - definitely an indoors outfit - but at just £8 for jumpsuit, cape and horns, this was pretty good value for money, reasonably well made and a decent size. ""
  • ""guising" about the town in bands, visiting their friends and acquaintances and reproducing in miniature the carnival of more southern climes."
  • "In Scotland kids go guising (as in disguised) in amazing costumes and have to perform for their treats."
  • ""guising" about the town in bands, visiting their friends and acquaintances and reproducing in miniature the carnival of more southern climes."
  • "My misremembered childhood seemed full of gangs of children traipsing door to door “guising” (as we call trick or treating in Scotland)."
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