verb (used with object), rouged, roug·ing.
verb (used without object), rouged, roug·ing.
Origin of rouge1
Definition for rouge (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for rouge
No amount of rouge will ever camouflage rhetoric and sophistry.Letter to a Young Critic: William Giraldi Defends True Criticism|William Giraldi|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In later life, he is apt to lose his hair, and to disguise the ravages of time upon his cheeks by the aid of rouge.
Helene's cheeks flushed a stronger carmine than the rouge which she was administering, as she looked up in quick embarrassment.The Voice on the Wire|Eustace Hale Ball
She is a young and pretty woman, but she had a foot of rouge, pencilled eyelashes, and was powdered.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
British Dictionary definitions for rouge
Word Origin for rouge
Word Origin and History for rouge
1753, in cosmetic sense, "blush," from French rouge "red coloring matter," noun use of adjective "red" (12c.), from Latin rubeus, related to ruber "red" (see red). Replaced native paint in this sense. The verb is attested from 1777. Related: Rouged; rouging. The same word had been borrowed from French in Middle English with the sense "red color; red" (early 15c.).