grease paint

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noun

an oily mixture of melted tallow or grease and a pigment, used by actors, clowns, etc., for making up their faces.
theatrical makeup.

Nearby words

  1. grease,
  2. grease cup,
  3. grease gun,
  4. grease monkey,
  5. grease nipple,
  6. grease pencil,
  7. grease someone's palm,
  8. grease the wheels,
  9. greaseball,
  10. greasepaint

Origin of grease paint

First recorded in 1885–90

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