verb (used with object), rouged, roug·ing.
verb (used without object), rouged, roug·ing.
- rouen lilac,
- rouge croix,
- rouge dragon,
- rouge et noir,
- rouget cell,
- rouget de lisle
Origin of rouge1
Examples from the Web for rouging
Then she became suddenly serious, for she had come to the operation of rouging.
The leading lady assumed an air of injured innocence, and left off rouging her cheeks to heighten the effect.My Actor-Husband|Anonymous
The study of clothes was his chief consideration, he spent hours rouging and perfuming himself.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall|W. R. H. Trowbridge
Some plates require a great deal of rouging; it then generally means that you must look to your sensitizer.Photogravure|Henry R. Blaney
They were fond of rouging their faces, especially the lips, and the eye was a feature to which much time and art were given.Oriental Women|Edward Bagby Pollard
Word Origin 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.).