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maquillage

[mak-ee-ahzh; French ma-kee-yazh]
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noun
  1. makeup(defs 1, 2, 5).
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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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Historical Examples

  • The rice powder and the maquillage were thick on her cheek, whilst the rest of her face was frankly ochre.

    In the Land of Mosques &amp; Minarets

    Francis Miltoun


British Dictionary definitions for maquillage

maquillage

noun
  1. make-up; cosmetics
  2. the application of make-up
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Word Origin

from maquiller to make up
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