Word of the day

The word for today is…

guise (noun) – 1. Outward appearance or aspect; semblance.
2. False appearance; pretense.
3. Mode of dress; garb.
4. (Obsolete) Custom; habit.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 13th century, “style or fashion of attire,” from Old French guise “manner, fashion, way,” from Frankish *wisa or some similar Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *wison “appearance, form, manner,” from *wissaz (source also of Old High German wisa “manner, wise”), from PIE root *weid- “to see.” Sense of “assumed appearance” is from 1660s, from earlier meaning “mask, disguise” (circa 1500).


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