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gaffe

See also: gaffé

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EtymologyEdit

From French gaffe (blunder).

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gaffe (plural gaffes)

  1. A foolish and embarrassing error, especially one made in public.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal gaf (clasp), from Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍆𐌰𐌷 (gafah, clasp), from *𐌲𐌰- (*ga-) (intensifier) + 𐍆𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽 (fahan, to catch).

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gaffe f (plural gaffes)

  1. gaffe, blunder, goof-up (North American), cock-up (British)

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VerbEdit

gaffe

  1. First-person singular present of gaffen.
  2. Imperative singular of gaffen.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of gaffen.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of gaffen.

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gaffe

  1. plural form of gaffa

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gaffe f (invariable)

  1. gaffe, blunder, boob