Freudian slip

noun

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 in a Sentence

  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 Defined for English Language Learners

Freudian slip

noun

Definition of Freudian slip for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

Freudian slip

noun

medical Definition of Freudian slip

: something said by mistake that is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind; also : a similar revealing lapse (such as a memory lapse or an unintentional action)

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