- The definition of gauche is someone who is socially clumsy or tactless.
An example of gauche is a guest at a fancy dinner party who arrives wearing jeans and flip flops.
gauche definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Middle French gauchir, to become crooked, warped, ultimately ; from Frankish an unverified form wankjan, to totter (akin to German wanken), confused with an unverified form walken, to beat, full (cloth)
gauche definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, awkward, lefthanded, from Old French, from gauchir, to turn aside, walk clumsily, of Germanic origin.
- gaucheˈly adverb
- gaucheˈness noun