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pie-faced

[pahy-feyst] /ˈpaɪˌfeɪst/
adjective, Informal.
1.
having a broad, flat face and, sometimes, a vacuous or stupid expression.
Origin of pie-faced
1910-1915
1910-15
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Examples from the Web for pie-faced
Historical Examples
  • “Pull out there, you red-headed, pie-faced jay,” he shouted to the astonished young woman.

  • The pie-faced lady he is talking to was, she asserts, Mary Queen of Scots in a previous existence.

    More Trivia Logan Pearsall Smith
  • But what we got out of that pie-faced Nimms of Penrhyn's wasn't worth taking notes of.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • The pie-faced nurse was gone; or at least I didn't see her anywhere; and the change in Mrs. Sheila sort of made me gasp.

    The Wreckers Francis Lynde
Slang definitions & phrases for pie-faced

pie-faced

adjective

Stupid; foolish: a pie-faced boy from Minnesota (1923+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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