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English definition of “clanger”

clanger

noun [C]   /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 noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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