What does facepalm mean?

To place your palm on your face in embarrassment

Facepalm means to put the palm of your hand on your face to show embarrassment. The gesture is also often used in disgust, irritation, surprise, and shock.

Facepalm may be typed in a chat room or email often in reaction to an embarrassing event to communicate what you are doing IRL. It also commonly appears in emoticon form as (/ _ < ).


Seriously, that's the best they could do!? *facepalm*

Captain Jean-Luc Picard facepalming in Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Updated July 13, 2016

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