Gaffe meaning

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A clumsy social error; a faux pas.
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A foolish and embarrassing error, especially one made in public.
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The definition of a gaffe is something that you say that causes you to feel embarrassed, such as a social blunder or a faux pas.

When you say something that is socially improper, this is an example of a gaffe.

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A blatant mistake or misjudgment.
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A blunder; faux pas.
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Origin of gaffe

  • French from Old French hook gaff1

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

  • From French gaffe (“blunder”).

    From Wiktionary