Definition of Gaffe

1. Noun. A socially awkward or tactless act.




Definition of Gaffe

1. Noun. A foolish and embarrassing error, especially one made in public. ¹

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Definition of Gaffe

1. a social blunder [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaffe

gaeing
gael
gaelic
gaelscoil
gaen
gaes
gaff-headed sail
gaff-topsail
gaff-topsails
gaff rig
gaff rigs
gaff topsail
gaffa
gaffas
gaffe (current term)
gaffed
gaffer
gaffer tape
gaffer tapes
gaffers
gaffes
gaffing
gaffings
gaffle
gaffled
gaffles
gaffling
gaffrigger
gaffriggers

Literary usage of Gaffe

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1. Inquiry Into the Law and Practice in Scottish Peerages, Before, and After by John Riddell (1842)
"... then, you chosen—only as we can gather with the above view—extra- 1 The entire words are, "and gaffe," &c. * The era indeed had long expired,—if it ever ..."

2. Travels in the Interior of Brazil, Principally Through the Northern by George Gardner (1849)
"... above the sea about 7500 feet—Departs on an excursion to the Interior—Passes the Serra do Capim— Monte gaffe—Santa ..."

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