Definition of panstick in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpanstɪk/


[mass noun]
A kind of matt cosmetic foundation in stick form, widely used in theatrical make-up.
Example sentences
  • That fine head of hair is now silver and he appears to be wearing a light coating of theatrical panstick.
  • 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?


1940s: from pancake + stick1.

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