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grease paint

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

First recorded in 1885–90
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Related Words for greasepaint

paint, lipstick, varnish, oil, enamel, color, makeup, cosmetic, pigment, wax, dye, stain, latex, acrylic, foundation, face, powder, pancake, blush, greasepaint

British Dictionary definitions for greasepaint

greasepaint

noun
  1. a waxy or greasy substance used as make-up by actors
  2. theatrical make-up
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