faux pas

See also: Fauxpas

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French faux pas (faux pas, blunder; misstep, false step), from faux (false, wrong) and pas (step).

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faux pas (plural faux pas)

  1. An embarrassing or tactless blunder (especially used in social situations and contexts); a misstep.
    • 1906, Chesterton, Charles Dickens, chapter 2
      A saint after repentance will forgive himself for a sin; a man about town will never forgive himself for a faux pas.

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NounEdit

faux pas m (plural faux pas)

  1. stumble, misstep, false step
  2. (figurative) faux pas, blunder

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: faux pas
  • English: faux pas
  • German: Fauxpas
  • Polish: faux pas
  • Russian: фо па́ (fo pá)

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From French faux pas.

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faux pas n (indeclinable)

  1. faux pas, blunder
    Synonyms: gafa, nietakt, wtopa, wpadka

Further readingEdit

  • faux pas in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • faux pas in Polish dictionaries at PWN