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Freudian slip

Freudian slip

noun

: a mistake in speech that shows what the speaker is truly thinking

Full Definition of FREUDIAN SLIP

:  a slip of the tongue that is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind

Examples of FREUDIAN SLIP

  1. He meant to say I'm glad you're here, but what came out was a Freudian slip: I'm mad you're here.

First Known Use of FREUDIAN SLIP

1941

Freudian slip

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FREUDIAN SLIP

:  a slip of the tongue that is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind

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