What does sparrowface mean?

Facial expression with eyes wide open and mouth slightly open

Sparrowface is a term that refers to a facial pose where a person has her mouth slightly open and eyes wide open, making her look like a sparrow that's about to eat a worm. It became popular in late 2013 as many females and some males adopted it to replace duckface.

The pose came to the United States after exploding in popularity in Japan. Just like duckface, the pose was especially popular among celebrities on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.


I tried a sparrowface like Kendall but it looks like I'm just pushing out a fart
A woman with sparrowface
A woman with sparrowface

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Updated September 13, 2017

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