- a turn so as to face the opposite way; about-face
- a complete reversal of opinion, attitude, etc.
Origin of volte-faceFrench from Italian volta faccia from volta, a turn (see volt) + faccia from Vulgar Latin facia, face
A reversal, as in policy; an about-face.
Origin of volte-faceFrench from Italian voltafaccia volta ( from voltare to turn ; see vault 2. ) faccia face ( from Vulgar Latin facia ; see face . )
From the Latin meaning literally about face.