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fard

[ fahrd ]
/ fɑrd /
Archaic.
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noun

facial cosmetics.

verb (used with object)

to apply cosmetics to (the face).

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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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British Dictionary definitions for fard

fard
/ (fɑːd) /

noun

archaic paint for the face, esp white paint
C15: from Old French farder to use facial cosmetics, of Germanic origin
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