po-faced

[ poh-feyst ]
/ ˈpoʊˌfeɪst /
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adjective Chiefly British.

having an overly serious demeanor or attitude; humorless.

Nearby words

  1. po,
  2. po chü-i,
  3. po hai,
  4. po'ed,
  5. po-face,
  6. po.,
  7. poa,
  8. poaceous,
  9. poach,
  10. poached

Origin of po-faced

origin uncertain; perhaps po a chamber pot + -faced, influenced by poker-faced

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British Dictionary definitions for po-faced

po-faced

adjective

(of a person) wearing a disapproving stern expression

Word Origin for po-faced

C20: possibly from po + poker-faced

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