Definition of "rouge" [rouge]

  • A red or pink cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips. (noun)
  • A reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used to polish metals or glass. (noun)
  • To put rouge onto: rouged her cheeks. (verb-transitive)
  • To color or prettify as if with a facial cosmetic: "Their job is to rouge up the war . . . to turn the horror into cheering press releases” ( Richard Corliss). (verb-transitive)
  • To use rouge. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rouge" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps its only use nowadays is in the preparation of rouge (_rouge végétale_)."
  • "The word roux is said to be derived from an antiquated variation of the French word rouge, meaning red, which no doubt refers to the change of color that occurs as flour cooks."
  • "I would love to try some domain rouge bleu, but cant get it til I go home in the summer."