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 in a sentence
a picture of a chief dressed in a headdress and war paint
She piled on the war paint.
First Known Use of war paint
WAR PAINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of war paint for English Language Learners
: paint put on the face, the arms, etc., by Native Americans before going into battle
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