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gaffe

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noun \ˈgaf\

Simple Definition of gaffe

  • : a mistake made in a social situation

Full Definition of gaffe

  1. 1 :  a social or diplomatic blunder

  2. 2 :  a noticeable mistake

Examples of gaffe

  1. He realized that he had committed an awful gaffe when he mispronounced her name.

  2. <committed a huge gaffe when she started drinking from the finger bowl>



Origin of gaffe

French, gaff, gaffe


First Known Use: 1909

Rhymes with gaffe



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