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war paint

noun
1.
paint applied by American Indians to their faces and bodies before going to war.
2.
Informal. makeup; cosmetics.
3.
Informal. full dress; regalia.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for war-paint

war paint

noun
1.
painted decoration of the face and body applied by certain North American Indians before battle
2.
(informal) finery or regalia
3.
(informal) cosmetics
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Slang definitions & phrases for war-paint

war paint

noun phrase

Cosmetics

[1869+; fr the facial paint worn by Native American warriors]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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