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gaffe

noun \ˈgaf\

: a mistake made in a social situation

Full Definition of GAFFE

1
:  a social or diplomatic blunder
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

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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