butterface

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Ellipsis of various forms of everything looks good but her face, great body but her face, &c., under the influence of butter & buttface, q.v. Compare summerteeth.

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butterface (plural butterfaces)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A person who has an attractive body but less attractive face.
    • 2010, Laura Lippman, I'd Know You Anywhere[1], 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...
    I can't even look at her, she's such a butterface.
  2. The face of an unattractive person.
    • 2004, Amy Sohn, “The need to know and the fear of knowing”, in My Old Man[2], 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.
    I can't even look at her, she's got such a butterface.

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