cara de pau

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See also: cara-de-pau

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Cara ‎(face) + de ‎(of) + pau ‎(wood).

Noun[edit]

cara de pau m f (plural caras de pau)

  1. poker face (impassive facial expression preventing determining whether one's actions in the game are the result of a quality hand or of bluffing)
  2. someone who tries to take advantage of others
  3. someone who openly and shamelessly lies or acts in a deceptive way