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cold cream

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noun
  1. a creamy cosmetic, typically of oily consistency, used to cleanse or soothe the skin, especially of the face and neck, or to remove makeup.
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Origin of cold cream

First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for cold cream

Historical Examples

  • Dear Betty: Im inclosing that cold-cream recipe you asked for.

    Ainslee's magazine, Volume 16, No. 2, September, 1905

    Various

  • Sit right down there on the trunk till I get some of this cold-cream off.

  • Wait'll I get this cold-cream off, and tell me all about it.

  • Cold-cream removed, Miss Tracy enveloped her friend in an embrace.

  • But tired and sleepy as I was that night, I got up to cold-cream my face and arms.

    The Prairie Wife

    Arthur Stringer


British Dictionary definitions for cold cream

cold cream

noun
  1. an emulsion of water and fat used cosmetically for softening and cleansing the skin
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