war paint

noun

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


WAR PAINT Defined for English Language Learners

war paint

noun

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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