- 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 from the adjective , red from Classical Latin rubeus, reddish: see see ruby
transitive verbrouged, roug′ing