American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Cosmetic or theatrical makeup.
- From French maquillage. (Wiktionary)
- French, from maquiller, to apply makeup, from Old French macquiller, to work, from Old North French maquier, from Middle Dutch maken, to make; see mag- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Eye makeup was almost unknown, other than kohl, India ink, and 'maquillage': a form of mascara made from heavy gum, that had to be warmed over a spirit lamp and left tell-tale beads on the ends of the lashes.”
“So what do make and made, and mass and maquillage, tell us?”
“Dutch provides an instance of this, via French, with maquillage, for “makeup.””
“While Dutch is very closely related to English—both are daughters of West Germanic—maquillage in English is nonetheless deemed a “borrowed” term.”
“In the place of maquillage she wore a healthy, natural glow.”
“That's just another way of saying that as lazy as I am, I have finally recognized the need for a teensy bit of maquillage here and there.”
“(I am no maquillage expert, and I spent the rest of the performance trying to notice what it was about the seams that bothered him.)”
“My Mom's boyfriend, who passed away last year, (and originally a Parisian) would always tell her how beautiful she is and how perfect her maquillage!”
“Harnessing that same power goes well beyond your maquillage; it makes its way seamlessly into clothes and accessories.”
“She had nutmeg skin and bottle-blond hair, and wore enough maquillage for an entire village makeover.”
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