Facer Fa"cer (f[=a]"s[~e]r), n. 1. One who faces; one who puts on a false show; a bold-faced person. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

There be no greater talkers, nor boasters, nor fasers. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

2. A blow in the face, as in boxing; hence, any severe or stunning check or defeat, as in controversy. [Collog.] [1913 Webster]

I should have been a stercoraceous mendicant if I had hollowed when I got a facer. --C. Kingsley.

3. a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced. [WordNet sense 1] [obsolescent Briticism] [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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