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rouge

 (ro͞ozh)
n.
1. A red or pink cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips.
2. A reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used to polish metals or glass.
v. rouged, roug·ing, roug·es
v.tr.
1. To put rouge onto: rouged her cheeks.
2. To color or prettify as if with a facial cosmetic: "Their job is to rouge up the war ... to turn the horror into cheering press releases" (Richard Corliss).
v.intr.
To use rouge.

[French, from Old French, red, from Latin rubeus; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

rouged

(ruːʒd)
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) having rouge applied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rouged - marked by the use of various kinds of red makeup; "freshly rouged lips"; "rouged cheeks"
painted - having makeup applied; "brazen painted faces"
References in classic literature ?
There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling; there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the look-out, quacks (OTHER quacks, plague take them!) bawling in front of their booths, and yokels looking up at the tinselled dancers and poor old rouged tumblers, while the light-fingered folk are operating upon their pockets behind.
In three carriages involved among the munition carts, closely squeezed together, sat women with rouged faces, dressed in glaring colors, who were shouting something in shrill voices.