dough-faced

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In reference to the white colour of a person's face when drained of blood through fear.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (US, idiomatic) cowardly
  2. (US, idiomatic) obsequious; fawning; pliable

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