Definitions for faux pasfoʊ ˈpɑ; foʊ ˈpɑz
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word faux pas
faux pas, gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie(noun)
a socially awkward or tactless act
A blunder (especially used in social contexts); a misstep.
Origin: From the phrase faux pas, of the same meaning; composed of faux, “false, wrong”, and pas, “step”.
a false step; a mistake or wrong measure
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.
Translations for faux pas
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for faux pas »
Find a translation for the faux pas definition in other languages:
Select another language: