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Meaning of FAUX PAS

Pronunciation:  fow'pâz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a socially awkward or tactless act
 
 Synonyms: gaffe, gaucherie, slip, solecism
 
 See Also: bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\faux` pas"\ [F. See {False}, and {Pas}.]
A false step; a mistake or wrong measure.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, break, bungle, gaffe, howler, impropriety, indecorum, indiscretion, misjudgment, misstep, oversight, pratfall, screamer, solecism, stumble, stupidity
 

 

 

 

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