- A red or pink cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips.
- A reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used to polish metals or glass.
- To put rouge onto: rouged her cheeks.
- 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).
- To use rouge.