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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Definitions for fard

  1. To apply cosmetics.
  2. Facial cosmetics.

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Citations for fard
She's farded inch-thick with affectation. She's perfumed to suffocation with the musk of pretence. The colour on her cheek is part paint, part mock-modesty. Mary Cowden Clarke, The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines
Holding a candle dramatically high, wrapped in a very shabby old housegown, with some kind of fard on her cheeks and her grey hair screwed up in short plaits above her ears, she had a rather ridiculous air... Phyllis Bentley, Love and Money
Origin of fard
1400-1450
Fard comes from the Old Low Franconian word farwiđon meaning "to dye or color." In the Old French it became farder meaning "to apply makeup."
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