What's the origin of term "poker face"?

June 15, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Q&A Forum

Question by Mousti: What’s the origin of term “poker face”?

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Answer by Corene
When you play poker, you have to keep a straight face, so as not to give away what’s in your hand. So the term “poker face” refers to hiding your emotions.

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4 Responses to “What's the origin of term "poker face"?”

  1. masihskitter4god Says:

    A poker face is a straight face or voice with no emotion. When playing poker, if you show emotion in you expression or voice, you may give away what cards you have. It can also refer to someone who is hiding something, but isn’t giving anything away in their face, voice, or body language.

  2. Dodi Says:

    a poker face: refers to a face on a person that shows no emotion, often called poker face because in the game of poker it would be foolish to show any emotional traits that might screw the game for you.

  3. abe Says:

    In poker card deck, there is only one King card that has no beard, that is called the poker face card.

  4. towanda Says:

    It’s a take off from the game of poker. Poker is far more than just a simple card game. How you play is important and how you read people is just as important and. . .oh yea and how people read you. If you watch the late night Texas Hold Em games, when the stakes are high, you will see poker faces. They don’t want to show any emotion or any indication of whether they have the good hand or they are bluffing. They wear dark glasses to hide their eyes but even a twitch or a small tic will let someone know you are bluffing and you will lose. So if someone tells you that you have a poker face, it means your face is emotionless. . .but the reverse use is interesting. If someone tells you that you should never play poker, it means your every thought is on your face and what you are thinking is easily read by others.

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