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Etymology edit

horse +‎ face

Noun edit

horseface (plural horsefaces)

  1. The face of a horse.
    • 1971, ARTnews, page 28:
      It comes in the form of a mask, or a harmless owl, or a punning resemblance in the soft muzzle of a horseface.
    • 2017, Antony C. Sutton, America's Secret Establishment:
      In the mid1940s, he used it as a mask, on an owl, or on a horseface.
  2. A face that is long and ugly, with coarse features.
    • 1981, Gary McCarthy, Mustang Fever, →ISBN, page 94:
      He did have a horseface, Darby decided angrily as he yanked a handkerchief from his back pocket to wipe the tobacco off another ruined shirt.
    • 1995, Marie B. Hecht, John Quincy Adams: A Personal History of an Independent Man:
      There had been gossip about the American Minister's wife's absence, which reported that she was very ugly and had a horseface.
    • 2005, Kylie Adams, First Kiss, →ISBN, page 201:
      But she had a horseface and nobody knew how on earth she got in.
  3. (by extension) Someone who is unattractive and has a horseface.
    • 1941, Israel James Kapstein, Something of a Hero, page 155:
      We got a horseface for a home room teacher.
    • 2004, Marilyn Ross, Cellars of the Dead, →ISBN, page 12:
      Aunt Samantha had shown annoyance at this by puffing her nostrils and issuing a sort of whinny-like protest which made her seem all the more a horseface.
    • 2007, Game Informer Magazine: For Video Game Enthusiasts:
      This one girl, Dasanna, kept asking me if I wanted to meet in person, and she wasn't a horseface in the game or anything, so we decided to hang at Champps sports bar.
    • 2018 October 16, Chris Cillizza, “Donald Trump just called Stormy Daniels 'horseface.' Don't act surprised”, in CNN:
      On Tuesday, the President of the United States referred to a porn star with whom he has been alleged to have had in affair in the mid 2000s as "horseface."

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