[ roozh ]
/ ruʒ /


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.

Origin of rouge

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

Related forms

un·rouged, adjective

Can be confused

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

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British Dictionary definitions for rouged


/ (ruːʒ) /


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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