white face

whiteface

[hwahyt-feys, wahyt-]
noun
1.
a Hereford.
2.
Theater.
a.
a performer, as a clown, who appears in clown white.
b.
the white facial makeup used by such a performer.

Origin:
1700–10; white + face

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