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an oily mixture of melted tallow or grease and a pigment, used by actors, clowns, etc., for making up their faces.
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Origin of grease paint
First recorded in 1885–90
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How to use grease paint in a sentence
Now dearest Gerald uses pinky greasepaint and gilds his eyelids.Ulysses|James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for grease paint
/ (ˈɡriːsˌpeɪnt) /
a waxy or greasy substance used as make-up by actors
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