gaucherie

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

Definition of gaucherie

: a tactless or awkward act

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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 A random Kim Kardashian West tweet gets more interaction than a grammatically incorrect 140-character gaucherie from Trump. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "After Trump, Will Twitter Wither?," 4 Jan. 2017 A random Kim Kardashian West tweet gets more interaction than a grammatically incorrect 140-character gaucherie from Trump. Nick Bilton, The Hive, "After Trump, Will Twitter Wither?," 4 Jan. 2017

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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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