Translation of "gaffe" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun 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.
You started eating before anyone else had been served? What a gaffe!
→ Synonym faux pas

(Translation of “gaffe” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ɡӕf/

something which ought not to have been said, done etc, a blunder

metedura de pata, patinazo, plancha
a politician who is prone to making gaffes.

(Translation of “gaffe” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)