Definitions

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  • adj. Having a feminine countenance or complexion; smooth-faced; girlish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a feminine countenance or complexion; smooth-faced; girlish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a feminine countenance or complexion; white-faced; pale-faced.

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Examples

  • A little old smock-faced man, the very reverse of a Jew in complexion, for he was very soft-haired as well as beardless, appeared, and with many courtesies asked Wayland what he pleased to want.

    Kenilworth

  • Deborah so distinguished herself for readiness and courage that the general often praised to the other men of the regiment the heroism of his "smock-faced boy."

    The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees

  • I am walking in my gallery in the country, and see my ancestors, who many of them died before they were my age, I cannot forbear regarding them as so many patriarchs, and at the same time looking upon myself as an idle, smock-faced young fellow.

    Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers

  • This discovery made, I hastened back to London to offer you my hand, but found you had married in the mean time a smock-faced, smooth-tongued carpenter named Sheppard.

    Jack Sheppard A Romance

  • But here was the stress of the joke: he took her really for what she appeared to be, a smock-faced boy; and she, forgetting her dress, and of course ranging quite wide of his ideas, took all those addresses to be paid to herself as a woman, which she precisely owed to his not thinking her one.

    Memoirs of Fanny Hill.

  • But here was the stress of the joke: he took her really for what she appeared to be, a smock-faced boy; and she, forgetting her dress, and of course ranging quite wide of his ideas, took all those address to be paid to herself as a woman, which she precisely owed to his not thinking her one.

    Memoirs Of Fanny Hill A New and Genuine Edition from the Original Text (London, 1749)

  • Thunder -- The Bell rings to the Puppet-Show-Old-Woman with a Beard married to a smock-faced Boy -- My next Coat to be turned up with

    Spectator, April 23, 1711

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