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noun [C] uk   us   /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?
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