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  • n. A mistake in speech or action in which a person supposedly shows his or her true subconscious desires.

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  • n. a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals

Etymologies

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Named for psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.

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  • JM reckons a Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

    August 13, 2011