from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking social polish; tactless.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Awkward or lacking in social graces; bumbling.
- adj. Skewed, not plane.
- adj. Describing a torsion angle of 60°
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Left handed
- n. Winding; twisted; warped; -- applied to curves and surfaces.
- n. Lacking grace and perceptivity in social situations; crude; tactless; socially inept.
- n. Not planar; -- of molecules or molecular conformations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Left-handed; awkward; clumsy.
- In mathematics, skew.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking social polish
If I were strapping a sword and a main gauche, that is.
Like, when one of the characters extolls Beowulf's deeds and says how his story will live on forever, and you think, yeah, until a millenia and a bit later when it'll get dug up, rewired into a monstrously misshapen thing, painted in gauche muticolour, and made to dance like a monkey-puppet in a Follywood Spectacular.
Admission: I'm a southpaw myself, but my main gauche still lags behind its more popular sibling in terms of technique, so I'm not sure how much this would help me.
They had begun at once to employ upon him the oldest arts known to woman, and he was not flustered or "gauche" -- a word Winona had lately learned.
“Bella,” chided Mrs. Griffiths, while Myra, recalling a gauche uncle and cousin who had come on from Vermont several years before to visit them
Nixon worked his way through a crowd, shaking hands, and in his "gauche" (Brown's word) way, tried to connect with people by asking them, "How does it feel to be free?"
I'm not sure: was it considered "gauche" or did the chomping frazzle my father's ...
I'm not sure: was it considered "gauche" or did the chomping frazzle my father's nerves?
Who's the friggin' "gauche" one, you placenta-burying, nipple scalding freak?
Hippy Dippy told Blondie she was "gauche" for asking why she didn't just throw it out.
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