gaucherie [gō′s̸hə rē, gō′s̸hə rē′]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- awkwardness; tactlessness
- a gauche act or expression
Origin: Fr: see gauche
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- An awkward or tactless act, manner, or expression.
- A lack of tact; awkwardness.
Origin: French, from gauche, gauche; see gauche.