: a social or diplomatic blunder
Examples of GAFFE
- He realized that he had committed an awful gaffe when he mispronounced her name.
- <committed a huge gaffe when she started drinking from the finger bowl>
Origin of GAFFE
French, gaff, gaffe
First Known Use: 1909
Related to GAFFE
- familiarity, faux pas, gaff, impropriety, indiscretion, solecism
- amenity, attention, civility, courtesy, formality, gesture, pleasantry
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