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war paint

noun

: 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

  1. a picture of a chief dressed in a headdress and war paint
  2. She piled on the war paint.

First Known Use of WAR PAINT

1826

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