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Plainface

compounding plain and face; noun; literal(ly)
When someone shows little to no emotion.
 
This is used in a sarcastic way to show displeasure for the situation. The lack of reaction is indicative of disappointment. This is often used when trying to belittle someone else; the lack of reaction makes the other person feel stupid. This is predominately used by teenagers and young adults. This term is used because it expresses the underlying derisive tone of the action.
Etymology : Plain comes from the Latin word "planus" which means flat, even, and level in the 13th century. Face comes from French in the late 13th century.
Source : "Plainface. You know it." Caption on friend's facebook photo- July 2011
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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