poker face

noun

Definition of poker face

:an inscrutable face that reveals no hint of a person's thoughts or feelings

poker-faced

play \ˈpō-kər-ˌfāst\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of poker face

2poker; from the poker player's need to conceal emotions during play



POKER FACE Defined for English Language Learners

poker face

noun

Definition of poker face for English Language Learners

  • : an expression on your face that does not show your thoughts or feelings


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