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English definition of “gaffe”

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?
Synonym
Faults and mistakes
(Definition of gaffe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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