For two decades Sue Sally (“Sal”) Hale disguised herself as a man so that she could play in matches with men around the country.
His interviews are disguised stump speeches in which the hosts—who he employs—set up a question or topic from which he departs.
Local accounts vary, but it is reported that at least some of the militants were disguised Airport Security Force uniforms.
c.1300, from Old French desguiser (11c.) "disguise, change one's appearance," from des- "away, off" (see dis-) + guise "style, appearance" (see guise). Originally primarily "to put out of one's usual manner" (of dress, etc.). Oldest sense preserved in phrase disguised with liquor (1560s).
It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety. [Thomas de Quincy, "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater," 1856]Related: Disguised; disguising.
c.1400, "strange style of dress" (especially one meant to deceive), from disguise (v.).