whiteface

[ hwahyt-feys, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌfeɪs, ˈwaɪt- /
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noun

a Hereford.
Theater.
  1. a performer, as a clown, who appears in clown white.
  2. the white facial makeup used by such a performer.

Nearby words

  1. whitecup,
  2. whited,
  3. whited sepulcher,
  4. whited sepulchre,
  5. whitedamp,
  6. whitefield,
  7. whitefield, george,
  8. whitefish,
  9. whitefish bay,
  10. whitefly

Origin of whiteface

First recorded in 1700–10; white + face

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