Definitions

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  • n. An image of a person constructed out of bits of photographs of other people; a facial composite.

Etymologies

From the British Police force's Photokit system for constructing facial composites (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Music exec: The one that looks like a photofit of Cheryl Cole based on an unreliable description.

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  • Princess Diana's ghost was hovering over both "princess events", possibly conjured up by scary photofit accompanying a recent Newsweek article by Tina Brown.

    Kate Middelton and Charlene Wittstock: A tale of two princesses

  • Police then renewed their appeals and released a photofit of the prime suspect.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Trailer highpoints for me included the “Pit and the Pendulum Power Tool” business, the black and white flash back to the woman “from over the road” for those of you not paying attention, and the amusing photofit sketches.

    The Stepfather Remake Movie Trailer | /Film

  • And they already have a photofit of you up on the telly for attempted murder.

    The Bloomsday Dead

  • The photofit, no offence meant, looks like Bible Dave with a beard!

    Do You Recognise This Man?

  • Jessica Alba as Max can be best summed up by a scene in 'Out' 1.09 when they are trying to make a photofit of her:Evil guy: Make the lips fuller.

    What The Dilly-O?

  • ` You want me to do a photofit for you, is that it? ff

    Fleshmarket Close

  • When I explained that I was a journalist, I was unconvincingly told in broken English that I looked like a "picture on a wall" of a rioter in Davos, which I took to mean I looked like some sort of photofit picture.

    The Guardian World News

  • Known only by a photofit, he is seen in many circles as a Robin Hood figure, who managed to outwit both the US government and a major corporation.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

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