Faux-pas meaning

fō pä
A social blunder; error in etiquette; tactless act or remark.
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A social blunder.
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The definition of a faux pas is a behavioral gaffe or some type of social mistake that you make.

An example of a faux pas is burping in public.

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An embarrassing or tactless blunder (especially used in social situations and contexts); a misstep.
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Origin of faux-pas

  • French faux false pas step

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French faux pas, of the same meaning; composed of faux, “false, wrong”, and pas, “step”.

    From Wiktionary