- 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.
- 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.
- 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 of rougeFrench red, rouge ; from Classical Latin rubeus: see Ruby
Origin of rougeorigin, originally slang term at Eton, a scrimmage ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- A red or pink cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips.
- A reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used to polish metals or glass.
verbrouged rouged, roug·ing, roug·es
- 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 &ellipsis; to turn the horror into cheering press releases” (Richard Corliss).
Origin of rougeFrench, from Old French, red, from Latin rubeus; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.
- Red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher.
- Any reddish pink colour.
- (Canadian football) A single point awarded when a team kicks the ball out of its opponent's end zone, or when a kicked ball becomes dead within the non-kicking team's end zone. Etymology uncertain; it is thought that in the early years of the sport, a red flag indicated that a single had been scored.
- In the Eton College field game, a five-point score awarded for kicking the ball so that it deflects off one of the opposing players and goes beyond the opposition's end of the pitch, and then touching the ball.
- (chemistry, archaic) A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide, used in polishing and as a cosmetic; crocus; jeweller's rouge.
(third-person singular simple present rouges, present participle rouging, simple past and past participle rouged)
- To apply rouge (makeup).
- She rouged her face before setting out for the party.
From French rouge.