Definition of dough-faced in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdōfāst/ /ˈdoʊfeɪst/


  • Pasty-faced; pale.

    ‘his dough-faced niece’
    • ‘Patrick, a dough-faced 29-year-old freshman representative from North Carolina and former crnc treasurer, went to war on Gourley's behalf.’
    • ‘In 1930 Ruess, a dough-faced boy from Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a painter, set off alone into the Sierras with a set of watercolors, a camera, and a journal.’
    • ‘Here's a poetic sample: ‘A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.’’
    • ‘I was informed of, among other things, the adventures of a young lady who scandalously works and lives alone, and a family of dough-faced brats who stupidly mispronounce common vernacular.’
    • ‘Sour-faced mentallist Sam currently has odds of 11/3 to be evicted on Friday, while dough-faced Lesley has got astonishingly short odds.’
    • ‘Messer portrays her as a dough-faced sad sack who slumps glumly in front of a couple of her trademark paintings of grotesquely buxom women.’
    • ‘Most striking is the brashness of it all, the endless hawkers and harpies and dough-faced merchants peddling the treasures of the Levant - or at least, very good imitations.’



/ˈdōfāst/ /ˈdoʊfeɪst/