Origin of mascaraSpanish máscara, a mask from Italian maschera: see mask
transitive verb-·car′aed, -·car′a·ing
transitive verbmas·car·aed, mas·car·a·ing, mas·car·as
Origin of mascaraProbably Spanish máscara mask Italian maschera ; see mask .
(countable and uncountable, plural mascaras)
(third-person singular simple present mascaras, present participle mascaraing, simple past and past participle mascaraed)
- To apply mascara to the eyelashes
From Italian maschera (“mask").
- A city and provincial capital in north-western Algeria.
From Arabic Ù…Ø¹Ø³ÙƒØ±, from Ø£Ù… (“mother") + Ø¹Ø³ÙƒØ± (“soldiers, army").