po-faced

adjective \ ˈpō-ˌfāst \

Definition of po-faced

British
: having an assumed solemn, serious, or earnest expression or manner : piously or hypocritically solemn

Origin and Etymology of po-faced

perhaps from po chamber pot, toilet, from French pot pot


PO-FACED Defined for English Language Learners

po-faced

adjective

Definition of po-faced for English Language Learners

  • : having a serious expression on the face

  • : too serious



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