- facial cosmetics.
- to apply cosmetics to (the face).
Origin of fard
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French: noun derivative of farder to apply makeup, probably < Old Low Franconian *farwiđon to dye, color (compare Old High German farwjan, German färben)
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- archaic paint for the face, esp white paint
C15: from Old French farder to use facial cosmetics, of Germanic origin
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