Definition of boot-faced in English:



  • Having a grim or scowling expression.

    ‘a boot-faced police sergeant’
    • ‘She gets the better of her boot-faced teacher with an environmental project involving her family and a tree-saving campaign.’
    • ‘Her West End debut has been another antidote to the occasionally boot-faced Havers.’
    • ‘You never know, it may just be a nervous laugh, brought on by facing up to five boot-faced, judgemental, snidey so-and-sos like you lot.’
    • ‘The boot-faced former MP has complained.’
    • ‘She soon lapses back into her impersonation of a boot-faced police sergeant.’
    stern, forbidding, uninviting, unapproachable, aloof, distant
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