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English definition of “gaffe”

gaffe

noun [C]     /ɡæf/
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 faux pasFaults and mistakes
(Definition of gaffe noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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