Rouge Definition

ro͝ozh
rouged, rouges, rouging
noun
rouges
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.
Webster's New World
A reddish powder, mainly ferric oxide, for polishing jewelry, metal, etc.
Webster's New World
In Canadian football, the scoring of a point by the team that is punting when the receiving team takes the ball behind the goal line and does not run it back into the field of play.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary
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.
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verb
rouged, rouges, rouging
To color with rouge.
Webster's New World
To carry out or cause to carry out a rouge.
Webster's New World
To color or prettify as if with a facial cosmetic.
American Heritage
To use cosmetic rouge.
Webster's New World
adjective

Of a reddish pink colour.

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Other Word Forms of Rouge

Noun

Singular:
rouge
Plural:
rouges

Origin of Rouge

  • French from Old French red from Latin rubeus reudh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French rouge.

    From Wiktionary

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