whiteface
noun Date: 1709 1. a white-faced animal; specifically Hereford 2. dead-white facial makeup <
a clown in whiteface
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  • whiteface — /hwuyt fays , wuyt /, n. 1. a Hereford. 2. Theat. a. a performer, as a clown, who appears in clown white. b. the white facial makeup used by such a performer. [1700 10; WHITE + FACE] * * * …   Universalium

  • whiteface — noun a) Makeup that makes the face appear white, as sometimes worn by clowns or in the Gothic subculture. b) Any bird of the genus Aphelocephala …   Wiktionary

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  • whiteface — white•face [[t]ˈ(h)waɪtˌfeɪs, ˈwaɪt [/t]] n. 1) ahb. Hereford 2) sbz white facial makeup, esp. as worn by clowns and mimes • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • whiteface — /ˈwaɪtfeɪs / (say wuytfays) noun 1. any of various small birds of the genus Aphelocephala, family Pardalotidae, with a white forehead, endemic to central and southern Australia. 2. Colloquial a Poll Hereford …   Australian English dictionary

  • whiteface — n. the white make up of an actor etc …   Useful english dictionary

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