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English definition of “clanger”

clanger

noun [C] uk   /ˈklæŋ.ər/ us    // mainly UK informal
something that you say by accident that embarrasses or upsets someone: Claire dropped (= said) a clanger by joking about his dog that's been dead for three months.Faults and mistakes
(Definition of clanger from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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