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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Definitions for fard

  1. Archaic. to apply cosmetics to (the face).
  2. Archaic. facial cosmetics.

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Citations for fard
... he frisles and he fards, / He oynts, he bathes, his visage he regards ... Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas, translated by Thomas Hudson, The Historie of Judith, 1584
"Nay, but," said Macbriar, "ye handle this matter too tenderly; nor will my conscience permit me to fard or daub over the causes of divine wrath." Sir Walter Scott, Old Mortality, 1816
Origin of fard
Fard was in use in late Middle English and stems from the Middle/Old French term farder meaning "to apply makeup."