batfaced

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bat +‎ faced

Adjective[edit]

batfaced (comparative more batfaced, superlative most batfaced)

  1. (rare) Whose face resembles that of a bat (the flying mammal).
    • 1986, Paul Simon, You Can Call Me Al (song lyrics)
      He ducked back down the alley / With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl / All along along / There were incidents and accidents / There were hints and allegations...
    • 1995, Blue Collar Press, The Sow's Ear (volumes 5-6)
      ...in their rumpled jackets they're somber but not wistful; they're too full of themselves for that, batfaced, slightly astonished but also sleepy like us...
    • 2000, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Mario Roberto Morales, Cuentos y leyendas
      Even though the legend's tide seems to put the vicious batfaced monster in the limelight, it is evident that the thematic focus in this story is the struggle between good and evil.
    • 2001, Clinton Walker, Highway to Hell: The Life and Times of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott
      Bon, he said, who had Pam on his arm, was "batfaced."