- 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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Examples from the Web for fard
Clarence X accepted the obvious truths herein, but could not truck with the association of Fard with god.
It seems that Fard had, as well as a long criminal record, a white mother.
And the fard on her face seemed like the old night-crust, the bad sleep.Aaron's Rod
D. H. Lawrence
If Fard dates cannot be obtained, select as perfect Persian dates as possible.
The best 'fard pour la beaut des dames' is other people's adoration.The Devourers
Annie Vivanti Chartres
Fill them with rhubarb marmalade as for the Fard dates, but do not use the egg coating.
- archaic paint for the face, esp white paint
C15: from Old French farder to use facial cosmetics, of Germanic origin