- an expressionless face
- a person, as an actor, who has or assumes such a face
Origin of deadpansee pan (noun)
intransitive verb-·panned·, -·pan·ning
- A blank, expressionless face.
- A person, especially a performer, who has or assumes a blank expression.
verbdead·panned, dead·pan·ning, dead·pans
(comparative more deadpan, superlative most deadpan)
(third-person singular simple present deadpans, present participle deadpanning, simple past and past participle deadpanned)
- To express (oneself) in an impassive or expressionless manner.