Simple Definition of war paint
: paint put on the face, the arms, etc., by Native Americans before going into battle
Full Definition of war paint
1 : paint put on parts of the body (as the face) by American Indians as a sign of going to war
2 : makeup 3a
Examples of war paint
a picture of a chief dressed in a headdress and war paint
She piled on the war paint.
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