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gaffe

noun [C] uk   /ɡæf/ us  
a remark or action that is a social mistake and not considered polite: I made a real gaffe - I called his new wife "Judy", which is the name of his ex-wife. Was that a bit of a gaffe then, starting to eat before everyone else had been served?
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Translations of “gaffe”
in Spanish metedura de pata, patinazo, plancha…
in French gaffe…
in German taktlose Bemerkung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出醜, 失禮, 失言…
in Russian оплошность…
in Turkish gaf, pot kırma, bilmeden yapılan utandırıcı şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出丑, 失礼, 失言…
in Polish gafa…
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