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fard

[fahrd] /fɑrd/
noun
1.
facial cosmetics.
verb (used with object)
2.
to apply cosmetics to (the face).
Origin
1400-1450
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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British Dictionary definitions for fard

fard

/fɑːd/
noun
1.
(archaic) paint for the face, esp white paint
Word Origin
C15: from Old French farder to use facial cosmetics, of Germanic origin
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