MEANING: adjective: Having a stern, angry, or sad expression.

ETYMOLOGY: From the expression “to have a seaboot face” (to have grim face), probably alluding to seaboots being worn on a ship in bad weather. Earliest documented use: 1925.

BOOT-FARAD - the strength of the start-up capacitor

TOOT-FACED - red-cheeked from blowing the tuuba too hard

BOOT-ACED - cheated out of the pot because your opponent pulls out an ace that was hidden in his footwear