Nearby words

  1. deadlocked,
  2. deadly,
  3. deadly nightshade,
  4. deadly sins,
  5. deadman,
  6. deadrise,
  7. deadweight,
  8. deadweight tonnage,
  9. deadwood,
  10. deadwork

Origin of deadpan

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; dead + pan1

Related formsdead panner, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for deadpanned

deadpan

adjective, adverb

with a deliberately emotionless face or mannerdeadpan humour
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Word Origin and History for deadpanned

deadpan

1928, from dead (adj.) + pan (n.) in slang sense of "face."

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