plural faux pas
: a social blunder
- Long, hot soaks in winter are a classic faux pas, since exposure to extreme heat after having been in the cold can cause small visible blood vessels to appear at the skin's surface.
- … when I sauntered into the main dining room for my first breakfast, I realized I was the only person showing his legs. Careless faux pas, or was I being overly sensitive to the local culture?
- —David Swanson
- Campaigning last year seemed to convince her that she can venture out alone without making costly faux pas.
- —Time Magazine
- It was not until I'd covered about fifty kilometers that I committed my most terrible social faux pas yet: I overtook another cyclist.
- —Polly Evans