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rouge

[roozh] /ruʒ/
noun
1.
any of various red cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips.
2.
a reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used for polishing metal, glass, etc.
verb (used with object), rouged, rouging.
4.
to color with rouge.
verb (used without object), rouged, rouging.
5.
to use rouge.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; < French: red < Latin rubeus; akin to red1
Related forms
unrouged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unrouged

rouge

/ruːʒ/
noun
1.
a red powder, used as a cosmetic for adding redness to the cheeks
2.
short for jeweller's rouge
verb (transitive)
3.
to apply rouge to
Word Origin
C18: from French: red, from Latin rubeus
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Word Origin and History for unrouged

rouge

n.

1753, in cosmetic sense, "blush," from French rouge "red coloring matter," noun use of adjective "red" (12c.), from Latin rubeus, related to ruber "red" (see red). Replaced native paint in this sense. The verb is attested from 1777. Related: Rouged; rouging. The same word had been borrowed from French in Middle English with the sense "red color; red" (early 15c.).

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