blush·​er | \ ˈblə-shər How to pronounce blusher (audio) \
plural blushers

Definition of blusher

1 : one who blushes
3 or blusher veil : a short veil that is worn over the face (as by a bride) and that is often attached to a longer veil To stay within her $40,000 budget, she is shaving costs by using her mother's veil as her blusher and a relative's center stone in her engagement ring.— Jennifer Roddy

Examples of blusher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Featuring natural hues that can be used separately for a more sculpted look or blended together for a quick glow, this blusher comes in four different shades to match your complexion. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "Clinique's coveted gift-with-purchase deal is back—here's how to get a free 8-piece set," 14 Aug. 2020 Shiseido, Nars’s parent company, says that two Orgasm blushers are sold each minute. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Nars Receives Mixed Reactions for Its New Morocco Lipstick Ad," 14 Aug. 2019 Chanel also custom-made both of the bride’s veils—a long cathedral for the ceremony and the short chin-length blusher for the Venetian masquerade reception—as well as her shoes. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "This Bride Wore Chanel Haute Couture to Her Garden Wedding in California," 21 June 2018 Waight Keller's team at Givenchy embroidered the trim of the veil and blusher with flowers–and not just any buds and blooms. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Veil Honored Princess Diana in the Most Modern Way," 19 May 2018 Hollywood loves a comeback story; what better than to give last year’s principal blushers their deserved restitution on its biggest night? Jake Kring-schreifels, Esquire, "The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Moments of the 2018 Oscars," 5 Mar. 2018 Renowned for her lip kits, the company has diversified into eyeshadow, blusher, and highlighters. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner Tried to Buy Fake Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits," 12 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of blusher

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blusher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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