(usually uncountable, plural gauchenesses)
- The quality of being gauche.
From gauche + -ness.
Variant of gauche
lacking grace, esp. social grace; awkward; tactless
Origin of gaucheFrench ; 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)