fard

[ fahrd ]
/ fɑrd /
Archaic.
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noun

facial cosmetics.

verb (used with object)

to apply cosmetics to (the face).

Nearby words

  1. farci,
  2. farcical,
  3. farcically,
  4. farcy,
  5. farcy bud,
  6. fardel,
  7. fardel-bound,
  8. fare,
  9. fare stage,
  10. fare-beater

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

Word Origin for fard

C15: from Old French farder to use facial cosmetics, of Germanic origin

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