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whiteface

[hwahyt-feys, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌfeɪs, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a Hereford.
2.
Theater.
  1. a performer, as a clown, who appears in clown white.
  2. the white facial makeup used by such a performer.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; white + face
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white-face

noun

A clown (1890s+ Circus)


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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