Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Entry: brillantined (adj.)

In context: "[Holding brillantined head at that angle people in bifocals have to, to read]:"

Definition: From Brillantine (n.):

Brilliantine is a hair-grooming product intended to soften men's hair, including beards and moustaches, and give it a glossy, well-groomed appearance. It was created at the turn of the 20th century by French perfumer Edouard Pinaud (a.k.a. Ed. Pinaud).[1] He presented a product he called Brillantine (from the French brillant meaning "brilliant") at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. It consisted of a perfumed and colored oily liquid.[2]

Brillantine was used as the French title for the film Grease in Quebec, Canada (but not in France).[3]


Other: *This isn't product-placement and I don't endorse its use.

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