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po-faced

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

having an overly serious demeanor or attitude; humorless.

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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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