Whey-faced \Whey"-faced`\, a. Having a pale or white face, as from fright. ``Whey-faced cavaliers.'' --Aytoun. [1913 Webster]

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  • whey|faced — «HWAY FAYST», adjective. having a white or pale face; pallid …   Useful english dictionary

  • whey-faced — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : having a face suggestive of whey : pale, pallid straggled … in little processions, whey faced, thin, ragged Jan Struther * * * wheyˈ faced adjective Pale, esp with terror • • • Main Entry: ↑whey * * * adj. (of a person)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whey-faced — adjective see whey face …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whey-faced — adjective (of a person) pale, especially as a result of ill health, shock, or fear …   English new terms dictionary

  • whey-face — noun Date: 1605 a person having a pale face (as from fear) • whey faced adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whey — n. the watery liquid left when milk forms curds. Phrases and idioms: whey faced pale esp. with fear. Etymology: OE hwaeligg, hweg f. LG …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheyface — whey•face [[t]ˈ(h)weɪˌfeɪs, ˈweɪ [/t]] n. a face that or a person who is pallid, as from fear • Etymology: 1595–1605 whey′faced , adj …   From formal English to slang

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