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 28 May. 2022.

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