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noun [countable/uncountable] disguise pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈɡaɪz/
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  1. 1
    something that you wear to change the way that you look so that people will not recognize you
    She was wearing a disguise of a blonde wig and glasses.
    in disguise (=wearing a disguise): He often went out in disguise to avoid being recognized by his fans.
  2. 2
    something that hides what something really is, especially by making it seem better than it is
    His cheerful manner is a disguise that hides the pain.
    in disguise: The more artistic films are dismissed as ‘pornography in disguise’.
    See also blessing


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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