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rouge

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[ roozh ]
/ ruʒ /
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noun

any of various red cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips.
a reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used for polishing metal, glass, etc.

verb (used with object), rouged, roug·ing.

to color with rouge.

verb (used without object), rouged, roug·ing.

to use rouge.

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Origin of rouge

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1475–85; <French: red <Latin rubeus; akin to red1

OTHER WORDS FROM rouge

un·rouged, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rouge

rogue, rouge

Definition for rouge (2 of 2)

rouge2
[ roozh ]
/ ruʒ /

adjective French.

red; noting the red numbers in roulette.
Compare noir.
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British Dictionary definitions for rouge

rouge
/ (ruːʒ) /

noun

a red powder, used as a cosmetic for adding redness to the cheeks

verb (tr)

to apply rouge to

Word Origin for rouge

C18: from French: red, from Latin rubeus
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