Whiteface meaning

wītfās, hwīt-
White facial makeup.

A mime performing in whiteface.

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A white-faced animal, especially a Hereford.
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A white-faced animal; specif., a Hereford.
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White theatrical makeup, typically applied to the entire face, worn as by clowns and mimes.
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(uncountable) Makeup that makes the face appear white.

Whiteface is sometimes worn by clowns and mimes, or in the Gothic subculture.

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(countable) Any bird of the genus Aphelocephala.
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A Hereford cow.
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(countable, slang) A person of European descent. (See usage notes.)
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Origin of whiteface