Definitions for faux pasfoʊ ˈpɑ; foʊ ˈpɑz

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  1. faux pas, gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie(noun)

    a socially awkward or tactless act

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  1. faux pas

    A false step; a mistake or wrong measure; especially, a slip or misstep in social etiquette; a blunder in conduct or manners that causes embarassment; as, he committed the faux pas of mentioning John's former wife.

  2. Origin: [F. See False, and Pas.]

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  1. faux pas(Noun)

    A blunder (especially used in social contexts); a misstep.

  2. Origin: From the phrase faux pas, of the same meaning; composed of faux, “false, wrong”, and pas, “step”.

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  1. faux pas

    a false step; a mistake or wrong measure

  2. Origin: [F. See False, and Pas.]

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  1. Faux pas

    A faux pas is a socially awkward or tactless act, especially one that violates accepted social norms, standard customs, or the rules of etiquette. The expression comes from French, where it means "false step", "misstep". Having been used in English for over 300 years, it is no longer italicized in writing. Synonyms include gaffe and blunder.


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  • faux pasCzech
  • FauxpasGerman
  • metida de pata, metedura de pataSpanish
  • kömmähdys, etikettivirhe, mokaFinnish
  • impair, faux pasFrench
  • 過失Japanese
  • ложный шаг, некрасивый поступок, проступок, оплошностьRussian

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