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Etymology 1[edit]

face +‎ -ed



  1. simple past tense and past participle of face


faced (not comparable)

  1. (in combination) Having a face of a specified type.
    • c. 1605, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act V, Scene 3, [1]
      The devil damn thee black, thou cream-faced loon! / Where got'st thou that goose look?
    • c. 1694, William Bradshaw and Robert Midgley, Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy, Volume 7, London: 1754, Letter VI, p. 148, [2]
      He either heaves out fulsome hypochondriac Sighs, with supercilious Looks, and Chaps set like the Furrows of a sour-faced Hagi; or else he is tickled into a loud ungovernable Laughter, and all his Carriage is ridiculous and wanton.
    • 1855, Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, New York: Modern Library, 1921, p. 272, [3]
      O tan-faced prairie-boy, / Before you came to camp came many a welcome gift,
    • 1918, Siegried Sassoon, "Suicide in the Trenches" in Counter-Attack and Other Poems, London: Heinemann, p. 81, [4]
      You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye / Who cheer when soldier lads march by, / Sneak home and pray you'll never know / The hell where youth and laughter go.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part One, Chapter 1, [5]
      Even the streets leading up to its outer barriers were roamed by gorilla-faced guards in black uniforms, armed with jointed truncheons.


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Etymology 2[edit]

abbreviation of shit-faced


faced (comparative more faced, superlative most faced)

  1. (slang) drunk
    "The First Time I Got Faced" — [6]