- Rouge is blusher or a red powder or cream used to give color to the cheeks.
A reddish-toned makeup from Clinique or Bobby Brown or Maybelline that you put on your cheeks in order to give them some color is an example of rouge.
- Rouge is defined as a red powder that is used to polish glass and metals.
An example of rouge is a ferric oxide-based powder that allows a shine to be buffed onto metal.
- any of various reddish cosmetics in powder, paste, or liquid form, esp. a red or reddish cream, for adding color to the cheeks or lips: a cosmetic used esp. formerly
- a reddish powder, mainly ferric oxide, for polishing jewelry, metal, etc.
Origin: Fr, red, rouge from Classical Latin rubeus: see Ruby
Origin: orig. slang term at Eton, a scrimmage from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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- A red or pink cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips.
- A reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used to polish metals or glass.
- To put rouge onto: rouged her cheeks.
- To color or prettify as if with a facial cosmetic: “Their job is to rouge up the war . . . to turn the horror into cheering press releases” (Richard Corliss).
Origin: French, from Old French, red, from Latin rubeus; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.