gaucherie

noun
gau·​che·​rie | \ ˌgō-sh(ə-)ˈrē How to pronounce gaucherie (audio) \

Definition of gaucherie

: a tactless or awkward act

Examples of gaucherie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another gaucherie by somebody else will come along soon enough to get our minds off it. Nick Canepa, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Mickelson’s antics a mistake, but this was no capital crime," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of gaucherie

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gaucherie

French

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“Gaucherie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaucherie. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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