[mak-ee-ahzh; French ma-kee-yazh]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for maquillage

paint, lipstick, foundation, face, powder, pancake, blush, greasepaint, maquillage

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British Dictionary definitions for maquillage



make-up; cosmetics
the application of make-up

Word Origin for maquillage

from maquiller to make up
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