maquillage

[ mak-ee-ahzh; French ma-kee-yazh ]
/ ˌmæk iˈɑʒ; French ma kiˈyaʒ /

noun

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Origin of maquillage

1890–95; < French, equivalent to maquill(er) to apply makeup (orig. theater argot, perhaps to be identified with Old French masquillier blacken, smear, akin to mascurer, mascherer, verbal derivative of Vulgar Latin *mascar-; see masquerade) + -age -age
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British Dictionary definitions for maquillage

maquillage
/ French (makijaʒ) /

noun

make-up; cosmetics
the application of make-up

Word Origin for maquillage

from maquiller to make up
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