war paint


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war paint

n.
1. Pigments applied to the face or body in preparation for battle, as in certain traditional societies.
2. Informal Cosmetics such as lipstick, rouge, or mascara.

war paint

n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) painted decoration of the face and body applied by certain North American Indians before battle
2. (Clothing & Fashion) informal finery or regalia
3. (Clothing & Fashion) informal cosmetics

war′ paint`


n.
1. paint applied by American Indians to their faces and bodies before going to war.
2. Informal. makeup; cosmetics.
3. Informal. full dress; regalia.
[1820–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.war paint - adornment consisting of paint applied to the face and body of certain Amerindians before a battlewar paint - adornment consisting of paint applied to the face and body of certain Amerindians before a battle
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
2.war paint - full ceremonial regaliawar paint - full ceremonial regalia    
raiment, regalia, array - especially fine or decorative clothing
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
3.war paint - cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearancewar paint - cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
blackface - the makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro
cosmetic - a toiletry designed to beautify the body
eyebrow pencil - makeup provided by a cosmetic pencil that is used to darken the eyebrows
eyeliner - makeup applied to emphasize the shape of the eyes
eyeshadow - makeup consisting of a cosmetic substance used to darken the eyes
face powder - cosmetic powder for the face
greasepaint - a greasy substance used as makeup by actors
kohl - a cosmetic preparation used by women in Egypt and Arabia to darken the edges of their eyelids
lip-gloss - makeup that makes the lips shiny
lip rouge, lipstick - makeup that is used to color the lips
mascara - makeup that is used to darken and thicken the eye lashes
rouge, blusher, paint - makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
Translations

war paint

npitture fpl di guerra (dei pellirosse)
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