from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person with a pallid face.
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Here's the door left open for him, endangering the whole venture, and whey-face han't plucked up heart to come!
"A lightweight, a sissy, a 'lily-livered whey-face,' " Gentile is an easy mark for bullies in Venice, particularly Jacopo, a conceited hunk from the Malipiero family.