rouge


1rouge

noun \ˈrüzh, especially Southern ˈrüj\

: a red powder or cream that is used to make your cheeks pinker

Full Definition of ROUGE

1
:  any of various cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips red
2
:  a red powder consisting essentially of ferric oxide used in polishing glass, metal, or gems and as a pigment

Examples of ROUGE

  1. She was wearing too much rouge.

Origin of ROUGE

French, from Middle French, from rouge red, from Latin rubeus reddish — more at ruby
First Known Use: 1751

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

Rhymes with ROUGE

2rouge

verb
rougedroug·ing

Definition of ROUGE

transitive verb
1
:  to apply rouge to
2
:  to cause to redden
intransitive verb
:  to use rouge

First Known Use of ROUGE

1777

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

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