Freudian slip

noun

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

Examples of Freudian slip in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Freudian slip was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Freudian slip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Freudian%20slip. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

Freudian slip

noun
: 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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