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gaffs

noun
plural of gaff

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a socially improper or unsuitable act or remark
  • you can expect to make some amusing gaffs until you get more familiar with the language

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gaffs

verb
present tense third-person singular of gaff

Synonyms & Antonyms of gaffs (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to believe what is untrue
  • a sleazy schemer who gaffed gullible people into thinking they could get rich with a money-making opportunity

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2 to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • the operators of the traveling carnival had gaffed patrons with a variety of time-honored ruses

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“Gaffs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gaffs. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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