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gaffe

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1 a socially improper or unsuitable act or remark
  • committed a huge gaffe when she started drinking from the finger bowl

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2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy
  • so-called debates, which seemed to be mainly about seeing which candidate made the most gaffes

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The first known use of gaffe was in 1909

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“Gaffe.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gaffe. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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