cara de pau

See also: cara-de-pau

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cara (face) + de (of) + pau (wood).

NounEdit

cara de pau m, f (plural caras de pau)

  1. (informal) poker face (impassive facial expression preventing determining whether one's actions in the game are the result of a quality hand or of bluffing)
  2. (informal, derogatory) someone who tries to take advantage of others
  3. (informal, derogatory) someone who openly and shamelessly lies or acts in a deceptive way