- an oily mixture of melted tallow or grease and a pigment, used by actors, clowns, etc., for making up their faces.
- theatrical makeup.
Origin of grease paint
First recorded in 1885–90
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- a waxy or greasy substance used as make-up by actors
- theatrical make-up
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