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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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faux pas m (plural faux pas)

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