Share this entry

Share this page

court plaster

Syllabification: court plas·ter

Definition of court plaster in English:

noun

historical
Sticking plaster made of silk or other cloth with an adhesive such as isinglass.
Example sentences
  • Next day at the council meeting, he sported court plasters on brow and beak.
  • She went with the rest but went with a court plaster across her nose.
  • He had streaks of court plaster on his right cheek and shoulder.

Origin

late 18th century: so named because it was formerly used by ladies at court for beauty spots.

Definition of court plaster in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something