Definition of Po-faced

1. Adjective. Humorless and disapproving.




Definition of Po-faced

1. Adjective. (British) Wearing a particularly stern and disapproving expression; humorless; priggish. ¹

2. Adjective. (British) Poker-faced. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Po-faced

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po-faced (current term)
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Literary usage of Po-faced

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"But usage writers tend to fancy themselves blunt, forthright, and plainspoken people, and poking a little fun at the po-faced and the mealy-mouthed is one ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"But usage writers tend to fancy themselves blunt, forthright, and plainspoken people, and poking a little fun at the po-faced and the mealy-mouthed is one ..."

3. Albion: In Twelve Books (1822)
"... and wheeled the rapid Po, faced bloody Lodi, o'er heaps its thousands slain, through vermilion billows invincible passed death's tremendous barrier in ..."

4. Albion: In Twelve Books (1822)
"... and wheeled the rapid Po, faced bloody Lodi, o'er heaps its thousands slain, through vermilion billows invincible passed death's tremendous barrier in ..."

5. Budapest by Dan Colwell (2001)
"The tavern building has now been transformed into one of the city's most unusual and entertaining museums, belying its rather po-faced name. ..."

6. A Hedonist's Guide to Marrakech by Paul Sullivan (2004)
"1f you are going to haggle, do it with a smile - a knowing wink will get you a lot further than a po-faced grimace. (And that goes for dealing with ..."

7. A Hedonist's Guide to Madrid by Beverley Fearis (2004)
"The birthplace of the Spanish Socialist Party in 1879, Casa Labra has lots of charm - if you're prepared to overlook the slow, po-faced waiting staff (who ..."

8. Budapest by Dan Colwell (2001)
"The tavern building has now been transformed into one of the city's most unusual and entertaining museums, belying its rather po-faced name. ..."

9. A Hedonist's Guide to Lisbon by Sarah Marshall (2004)
"Needless to say, the po-faced staff appear equally inanimate. On the plus side, the hotel benefits from a well-equipped health club with ..."

10. A Hedonist's Guide to Marrakech by Paul Sullivan (2004)
"1f you are going to haggle, do it with a smile - a knowing wink will get you a lot further than a po-faced grimace. (And that goes for dealing with ..."

11. A Hedonist's Guide to Madrid by Beverley Fearis (2004)
"The birthplace of the Spanish Socialist Party in 1879, Casa Labra has lots of charm - if you're prepared to overlook the slow, po-faced waiting staff (who ..."

12. A Hedonist's Guide to Lisbon by Sarah Marshall (2004)
"Needless to say, the po-faced staff appear equally inanimate. On the plus side, the hotel benefits from a well-equipped health club with ..."

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