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happy face

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happy face

noun phrase

A stylized circular smiling face, drawn or pasted up as a talisman: I don't want to put one of those Chuck Tanner happy faces on this season (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I know every line in his face, and it is always a happy face.

    Peter F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Flavia asked, lifting her happy face to her lover, as he stood over her.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • She had slipped the thin wrap from her shoulders, and she turned to him her lovely, happy face.

    Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris
  • What are you thinking of, all by yourself, with such a happy face, sister Jo?

    Little Men Louisa May Alcott
  • She bent her happy face forward, with a small shake of the head at each repetition of her final word.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • Nan would not let him go on, but all the same his happy face delighted her.

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
  • She gave him her hand, and thanked him with a cordial, happy face.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • Patrick drew himself up with a happy face of secret assurance.

    The Caged Lion Charlotte M. Yonge

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