Meaning of fair-faced in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfɛːˈfeɪst/


  • 1Of a person. (a) Having a beautiful or attractive face; beautiful, good-looking. (b) Having a fair or light-coloured complexion.

    Now usually with reference to complexion, although in many examples either (or both) of the senses may be intended.

  • 2Building
    Of brickwork, stonework, concrete, etc.: having a smooth, even surface left unplastered or exposed.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Paynell (d. ?1564), translator. From fair + faced.