[ bohld-feyst ]
/ ˈboʊldˌfeɪst /


impudent; brazen: He had the bold-faced effrontery to ask for a raise.
Printing. (of type) having thick, heavy lines.

Origin of bold-faced

First recorded in 1585–95

Related forms

bold-fac·ed·ly [bohld-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-] /ˈboʊldˌfeɪ sɪd li, -ˌfeɪst-/, adverbbold-fac·ed·ness, noun

Can be confused

barefaced boldface bold-faced Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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