[ leen-feyst ]

  1. having a thin, narrow face.

Origin of lean-faced

First recorded in 1580–90

Words Nearby lean-faced

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How to use lean-faced in a sentence

  • The stranger was a tall, lean-faced man of forty or forty-five, well dressed, with a brusque yet pleasant manner of speech.

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow | George Barr McCutcheon
  • First of all to come was lean-faced Crosby, one cheek swelled round with a giant quid.

    Where the Trail Divides | Will Lillibridge
  • Then came a lean-faced, weasel-eyed creature with the general expression of a sneak thief.

  • The lean-faced man near to the Sheriff's right hand exchanged a quick glance of understanding with the knight.

    Robin Hood | Paul Creswick
  • Looking up, Robin espied the lean-faced man smiling disagreeably down at him.

    Robin Hood | Paul Creswick