Pan-Am smile

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Pan-Am smile 

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Pan Am smile


A popular term for an insincere and voluntary smile effected using the zygomatic major muscles alone. It is named after the bland bored smile that Pan American* stewardesses gave each passenger.

*Any airline can be substituted here. Pan Am declared bankruptcy/went into receivership in 1991. 

Synonyms Botox smile, non-Duchenne smile, Pan-American smile, vacuous smile syndrome


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