Definition of facepalm in English:

facepalm

(also face palm)

noun

  • [often as exclamation] A gesture in which the palm of one's hand is brought to one's face, as an expression of disbelief, shame, or exasperation.

    ‘the site collects photos of our favorite facepalms’
    ‘I'm pretty sure said friend now thinks Anne and I are dating—facepalm!’
    • ‘facepalm (It's not quite as bad as it sounds two classes got cancelled but still, that's more skipping than I've done all year.)’
    • ‘Facepalm?’
    • ‘Facepalm indeed.’
    • ‘facepalm Cardigans are VERY IMPORTANT to me, okay?’
    • ‘The facepalm is as much for mike who fell for it hook, line and sinker.’
    • ‘Facepalm so hard.’
    • ‘I could not help but notice that his front seat passenger had already adopted the position known as the "facepalm".’
    • ‘But alas. *Facepalm*’
    • ‘facepalm Just because I pay for her and she calls me "dear" and we hold hands yeah, I have no leg to stand on here.’
    • ‘facepalm Having said that?’

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • Bring the palm of one's hand to one's face, as an expression of disbelief, shame, or exasperation.

    ‘how many times did she facepalm during the hearing?’
    • ‘However, a lot of cops, when they see something like this, facepalm and say "Those cops give people like me an EXTREMELY bad name!"’
    • ‘I double facepalmed.’

Pronunciation

facepalm

/ˈfāspä(l)m/