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grease paint

noun
1.
an oily mixture of melted tallow or grease and a pigment, used by actors, clowns, etc., for making up their faces.
2.
theatrical makeup.
Origin of grease paint
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for greasepaint

greasepaint

/ˈɡriːsˌpeɪnt/
noun
1.
a waxy or greasy substance used as make-up by actors
2.
theatrical make-up
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