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face-palm

verb; compounding 'face' + 'palm' = 'face-palm'
face-palm, v. To hit your face (usually the forehead) with your palm. Usually done as a reaction to a stupid comment or action.
 
I can't believe he just did that. Face-palm.
Etymology : Face-palm comes from the compounding of two separate words, face and palm. Palm comes from the verb 'to palm' with a slightly different meaning. Instead of 'to take something into the palm of your hand,' it has become 'to hit with the palm of your hand.' Using face as the first root of the word tells where the palm is hitting. The original verb 'to palm' comes from the noun 'palm,' a case of zero-derivation.
Source : College student at UT Dallas 10/18/08
Last modified: 27 November 2008


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