Definition of po-faced in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊfeɪst


Humourless and disapproving: don’t be so po-faced about everything
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  • So it goes with the po-faced and utterly humourless 911.
  • Any social commentary is mostly of the exactly-what-it-says-on-the-tin variety and is ultimately po-faced and humourless.
  • What a depressing lack of sense too from this increasingly po-faced Government, which displayed once more its desire to interfere, to have something to say about everything.


1930s: perhaps from po, influenced by poker-faced.

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