War-paint definition

Pigments applied to the face or body in preparation for battle, as in certain traditional societies.
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(informal) Cosmetics such as lipstick, rouge, or mascara.
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A pigment applied to the face and body, as by some American Indian peoples, in preparation for battle.
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(slang) Cosmetics; makeup.
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Pigments ritually applied to the face and/or body (originally and still especially of a Native American warrior) prior to going into a battle.
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(informal) Cosmetics, makeup.
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Alternative spelling of war paint.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
war-paint
Plural:
war-paints