Definition of face–palm
: to cover one's face with the hand as an expression of embarrassment, dismay, or exasperation But her body language was not good from the start on Saturday. She face-palmed after missing one forehand early, then shook her head after another errant shot. — Jeff Hartsell
facepalmor less commonly
face–palmnoun There's a kind of facepalm moment in the terrific pilot episode of Amazon's terrific new series Transparent when you realize that the title is a pun. — Phil Maciak
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