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!

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • "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.

    The Seattle Times


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  • (n): a face that is pale, as from fear; a person with such a pale face. whey-faced

    January 9, 2009