grease paint

noun
1.
an oily mixture of melted tallow or grease and a pigment, used by actors, clowns, etc., for making up their faces.
2.
theatrical makeup.

Origin:
1885–90

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To grease paint
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: grease one's palms
Next Definition: grease pencil
Words Near: grease paint
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for grease paint
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing grease paint
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
The grease paint withstands hot sun and water, but it is messy.
But in the long run, there was never such intensity of pride nor such grievous cause for tears under grease paint.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature