adjective Chiefly British.
having an overly serious demeanor or attitude; humorless.
Origin of po-faced
origin uncertain; perhaps po a chamber pot + -faced, influenced by poker-faced
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Contemporary Examples of po-faced
It was completely wrong because it was all about family values and he was so po-faced and serious.Bring ‘Another Country’ to Broadway: Why a Hit British Classic Needs Its New York Moment
June 2, 2014
(of a person) wearing a disapproving stern expression
Word Origin for po-faced
C20: possibly from po + poker-faced
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