Definitions for po-facedˈpoʊˌfeɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Chiefly Brit.having an overly serious demeanor or attitude; humorless.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, British

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. po-faced(adj)

    humorless and disapproving


  1. po-faced(Adjective)

    Wearing a particularly stern and disapproving expression; humorless; priggish.

  2. po-faced(Adjective)


  3. Origin: Probably from po, abbreviated slang based on French pot de chambre (chamber pot), after the distasteful expression anyone would adopt upon being presented with a full one. Perhaps similarly from pooh; perhaps influenced by poker-faced. Also possibly “poor-faced”.


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