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war paint

noun

Simple Definition of war paint

  • : paint put on the face, the arms, etc., by Native Americans before going into battle

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of war paint

  1. 1 :  paint put on parts of the body (as the face) by American Indians as a sign of going to war

  2. 2 :  makeup 3a

Examples of war paint in a sentence

  1. a picture of a chief dressed in a headdress and war paint

  2. She piled on the war paint.



1826

First Known Use of war paint

1826


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