Definition of body paint
: paint applied to a person's body Her new outfit, a leopard-skin pants suit, seemed as skintight as Superman's blue-and-red ensemble: every midriff curve curved, every leg muscle flexed … . After a few turns, some observers noticed that the spots were not painted on fabric but skin. Her suit was body paint. — Matthew Crowley, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 19 Mar. 1997 Aborigines in white body paint danced and sang traditional songs in Australia's national Parliament on Tuesday in a historic ceremony many hoped would mark a new era of race relations in the country. — Rod McGuirk, Associated Press, 12 Feb. 2008
body–paintsHalfway through the first quarter, high up in the stands, an undergraduate skinned off his shirt and … a young woman body-painted something unprintable about Harvard onto his shoulder blades. — Paul Hendrickson, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 1983
body–paintedadjective … surrounded by their usual assortment of exuberant, body-painted fans. — Bill Bryant, Huntsville (Alabama) Times, 3 Mar. 2012
body paintingless commonly
body–paintingnoun They wore clothing of finely-tanned skins and adorned themselves with tattooing and body painting. — Barbara A. Leitch, A Concise Dictionary of Indian Tribes, 1979
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