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A kind of matt cosmetic foundation in stick form, widely used in theatrical make-up.
cosmetics, greasepaintView synonyms
- ‘That fine head of hair is now silver and he appears to be wearing a light coating of theatrical panstick.’
- ‘His essential wide-boy baddiness would be lost underneath the head-dresses and panstick of a more lavish production.’
- ‘Is the life of a pantomime dame all slapstick, panstick and lipstick?’
- ‘Ok, there may be enough for our leaders and attendant hangers-on, but what about the bloke who puts toothpaste of the Prince of Wales' toothbrush or the woman who applies Tony Blair's panstick?’
- ‘The lights go down, the curtain comes up and we're back in variety, all caked panstick, female dancers in fishnet tights and cutaway tunics, high kicks, sequins and sparkles.’
1940s: from pancake + stick.
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