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facepalm

or face palmor face-palm

[feys-pahm]Slang.
noun
  1. the gesture of placing the palm of one's hand across the face, as to express embarrassment, frustration, disbelief, etc. (often used as an interjection): She read the post and comments and did a facepalm. Okay, that was dumb—facepalm!
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verb (used without object)
  1. to use this gesture to express such emotions.
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Origin of facepalm

First recorded in 2000–05; face + palm1
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