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[poh-feyst] /ˈpoʊˌfeɪst/
adjective, Chiefly British.
having an overly serious demeanor or attitude; humorless.
Origin of po-faced
origin uncertain; perhaps po a chamber pot + -faced, influenced by poker-faced Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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(of a person) wearing a disapproving stern expression
Word Origin
C20: possibly from po + poker-faced
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Without expression; showing a neutral mask; deadpan, poker-faced, straight-faced: The famous portraits of the Father of our Country as an unsmiling, po-faced stuffed shirt do him an injustice

[1934+ British; fr poker-faced]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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