A gesture in which you slap your hand against your face in times of shame, woe, disgust, or baffled at something stupid and idiotic someone said or did. Used on the Internet in times of IM or any other form of online chatting.
Example 1
rocketgirl11: omg, i think that f i got on my math test stood for FANTABULOUS.

sugarskull12: are you fucking kidding me? *facepalm*

sugarskull12 has logged off

rocketgirl11: what?

Example 2
Jamie: I can't believe you failed World Language. English is easiest language in word!

Moksha: *facepalm* It's English is THE easiest language in THE WORLD. And I'm the one that failed World Language? No, I would has passed the test if you gave time me for study!

Jamie: *facepalm* Would has? You serious Moksha?
by Psuedonym Pippy May 19, 2011
The expression that can make ever facepalmers facepalm
Javier flores: " I can't believe u did that CJ *facepalm* ow i hit myself in the eye."
CJ: *facepalm*
by cjbarry666 January 11, 2011
What you say in the forums to sign anger or embarrassment at a question or phrase.
"Hey dude! I voted for George Bush!"

"*facepalm*"
by WHY HALO THAR! September 10, 2009
Derived from the Comedie de L'arte, the facepalm gesture signified a change of humour based on a realization, a change of mask, to put on a new face.
The gesture became a standard trope of grief or weeping in theatre but when used comedically, indicated a shared misfortune. Imported into Vaudeville, the Three Stooges' innovated the gesture as a surrealistic form of violence, indicating surprise, fear and disdain.
The completed gesture was a stock expression in newspaper comics and used in animated films, exaggerating a sense of mock tragedy or comic disbelief.
Curly facepalmed himself when he saw the ghost, then peeped through his fingers to see if it was still there. Instead Moe was standing there, and asked "Whats the matter with you?" and tried to poke Curly in both eyes with his fingers. Curly defended by turning his facepalm into a noseshield which caught Moe's poke. In retaliation, Moe doubled Curly over with a punch in the stomach and straigtened him up with a fist to the head. It was then that Moe saw the ghost and both facepalmed, peeping through their fingers. Instead Larry was standing there asking "Where did you guys go?" etc.
by Pottergreen August 06, 2011
The act of putting your face into your palms as something is completely and utterly stupid.
Robbie Garrett posted on the forums. Facepalm.
by M&&(&*&(* October 24, 2011
The act of hitting ones face with ones palm. Similar to headdesk. Often used in online chat as *facepalm* to describe the opposite persons complete and utter stupidity. Yeah, doesn't work so well with glasses.
Blonde Person: Wait. You don't hold the knife by the pointy end?
Chef: *FACEPALM* (repeated facepalms)
by Died And Alive Immortal June 07, 2011
When you can't even articulate in any known Human language how retarded someone's behavior was...
Person1: I always thought Europe was a Country
Person2: Facepalm
by LateforWork June 23, 2014

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