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See also: butter face


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



butterface (plural butterfaces)

  1. (slang, derogatory) 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, 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, 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...
  2. The face of an unattractive person.
    I can't even look at her, she's got such a butterface.
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