Meaning of “faux pas” in the English Dictionary


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faux pasnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfoʊ ˈpɑ/ plural faux pas /ˈfoʊ ˈpɑ, ˈpɑz/

a remark or action in a social situation that is a mistake and causes embarrassment or offense:

She made the faux pas of referring to Wales as “part of England.”

(Definition of “faux pas” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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