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rouge

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noun \ˈrüzh, especially Southern ˈrüj\

Simple Definition of rouge

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

Full Definition of rouge

  1. 1 :  any of various cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips red

  2. 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

Rhymes with rouge


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rouge

verb

Definition of rouge

rougedroug·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to apply rouge to

  3. 2 :  to cause to redden

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to use rouge



1777

First Known Use of rouge

1777



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