What does Butterface mean?

Someone who’s good looking except for their face

Butterface is a slang term used to describe a woman who has a great body and personality, but her face isn’t as attractive. It’s a play on words – “but her face” becomes “butterface”. Although it’s more common to use it for women, it can also be used for men, but it’s not as catchy because “but his face” doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily.

The term is mostly used by guys who may have seen a woman from behind or from afar. They initially think she’s really attractive until they see her face. It’s a pretty shallow way to look at people, but it happens.

It’s worth noting that a lot of people find the term butterface offensive. It’s seen as a form of misogyny because it objectifies women based on their looks. If you use it, be prepared for potential backlash. Also, remember that attractiveness is very personal. What one person finds unattractive, another may find beautiful. So, you might find others disagreeing with your use of the term ‘butterface’.

Example for using ‘Butterface’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that girl at the party last night? She had an amazing body!

Yeah, she was smoking hot, but her face… 😬

Haha, I know what you mean! Total butterface!

Exactly! I mean, it’s not like she’s ugly or anything, but her face just doesn’t match the rest.