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dough-faced Syllabification: dough-faced
Pronunciation: /ˈdōfāst/

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Definition of dough-faced in English:


Pasty-faced: his dough-faced niece
More example sentences
  • Patrick, a dough-faced 29-year-old freshman representative from North Carolina and former crnc treasurer, went to war on Gourley's behalf.
  • In 1930 Ruess, a dough-faced boy from Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a painter, set off alone into the Sierras with a set of watercolors, a camera, and a journal.
  • Here's a poetic sample: ‘A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.’

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