rouge1 / roōzh/ • n. a red powder or cream used as a cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips. ∎ another term for jeweler's rouge.• v. [tr.] [often as adj.] (rouged) color with rouge: her brightly rouged cheeks. ∎ [intr.] archaic apply rouge to one's cheeks.rouge2 • n. (in Canadian football) a single point awarded when the receiving team fails to run a kick out of its own end zone.
A. R. Croix and R. Dragon, two pursuivants of the English College of Arms, so called from their badges XV;
B. red powder used as a cosmetic XVIII. — (O)F.:- L. rubeus red.
Hence vb. XVIII.