from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A social blunder.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A false step; a slip; a mistake; especially, a breach of good manners; a lapse from chastity, or any act that compromises one's reputation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- A false step; a mistake or wrong measure
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- noun A
blunder(especially used in social contexts); a misstep.
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- noun a socially awkward or tactless act
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French : faux, false + pas, step.]
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From the French phrase faux pas, of the same meaning; composed of faux, “false, wrong”, and pas, “step”.
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