- nmake-up, female (earlier theatrical) cosmetics. A humorous usage heard all over the English-speaking world since the mid-19th century.► She's next door putting on her war-paint.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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War paint — War War, n. [OE. & AS. werre; akin to OHG. werra scandal, quarrel, sedition, werran to confound, mix, D. warren, G. wirren, verwirren, to embroil, confound, disturb, and perhaps to E. worse; cf. OF. werre war, F. querre, of Teutonic origin. Cf.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
war paint — n [U] 1.) paint that some tribes put on their bodies and faces before going to war 2.) ↑make up used humorously ▪ Josie s just putting on her war paint … Dictionary of contemporary English
war paint — war′ paint n. 1) ant paint applied by American Indians to their faces and bodies before going to war 2) inf Informal. makeup; cosmetics 3) inf Informal. full dress; regalia • Etymology: 1820–30, amer … From formal English to slang
war paint — war ,paint noun uncount 1. ) paint that some people, for example NATIVE AMERICANS, traditionally put on their face and body when they went into battle 2. ) HUMOROUS MAKEUP … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
war paint — ☆ war paint n. 1. a pigment applied to the face and body, as by some American Indian peoples, in preparation for war 2. Slang ceremonial dress; regalia 3. Slang cosmetics; makeup … English World dictionary
war paint — noun 1. adornment consisting of paint applied to the face and body of certain Amerindians before a battle • Hypernyms: ↑adornment 2. full ceremonial regalia • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑array, ↑raiment, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
War Paint — Infobox Album | Name = War Paint Type = studio Artist = Lorrie Morgan Released = 1994 Recorded = Genre = Country Length = Label = BNA Producer = Richard Landis Reviews = Allmusic – rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… … Wikipedia
war paint — noun (U) 1 paint that some tribes put on their bodies and faces before going to war 2 humorous makeup (1): Josie s just putting on her war paint … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
war paint — n. a woman’s makeup. □ She’ll be ready when she gets on her war paint. □ She doesn’t look half bad without war paint … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
war paint — also warpaint N UNCOUNT War paint is the paint which some groups of people used to decorate their faces and bodies before they fought a battle … English dictionary