butterface

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of "but her face" (as in: "Everything about her is great, ... but her face.").

Noun[edit]

butterface (plural butterfaces)

  1. (slang, pejorative) A woman who has an attractive body but less attractive facial features.
    • 2004, Amy Sohn, “The need to know and the fear of knowing”, in My Old Man[1], New York: Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0743271661, page 106:
      Her friend had a hot figure and a butterface — great body, but her face — and they were talking about Greyhound's most recent dating fiasco.
    • 2010, Laura Lippman, I'd Know You Anywhere[2], New York: HarperCollins, ISBN 9780061706554, page 76:
      Her face wasn't quite as pretty as he had hoped — Earl, the other mechanic back at his father's place called this kind of girl a Butterface...
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Etymology 2[edit]

butter +‎ face, influenced by the above

Noun[edit]

butterface (plural butterfaces)

  1. A person with mushy, unattractive facial features.
    I love you, but you're such a butterface I can hardly look at you.
  2. The face of an unattractive person.
    I can't even look at her, she's got such a butterface.
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