Antedating of "Poker Face"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 6 10:55:53 UTC 2006

poker face (OED 1885)

1884 _Texas Siftings_ 23 Feb. 2 (America's Historical Newspapers)  Senator
Tom Bowen, of Colorado, has what is called a poker face.

Fred Shapiro

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