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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.
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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
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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.]
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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
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Translations

war paint

npitture fpl di guerra (dei pellirosse)
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