po-faced

adjective
\ ˈpō-ˌfāst How to pronounce po-faced (audio) \

Definition of po-faced

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

First Known Use of po-faced

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for po-faced

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

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“Po-faced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/po-faced. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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po-faced

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of po-faced

British, informal
: having a serious expression on the face
: too serious

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