fard

fard

[fahrd] Archaic.
noun
1.
facial cosmetics.
verb (used with object)
2.
to apply cosmetics to (the face).

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French: noun derivative of farder to apply makeup, probably < Old Low Franconian *farwiđon to dye, color (compare Old High German farwjan, German färben)

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fard (fɑːd)
 
n
archaic paint for the face, esp white paint
 
[C15: from Old French farder to use facial cosmetics, of Germanic origin]

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