po-faced

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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”.

Adjective[edit]

po-faced (comparative more po-faced, superlative most po-faced)

  1. (UK) Wearing a particularly stern and disapproving expression; humourless; priggish.
  2. (UK) Poker-faced.

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