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Noun: faux pas  fow'paa
  1. A socially awkward or tactless act
    - gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie

Derived forms: faux pas

Type of: bloomer, blooper [N. Amer], blue [Austral, NZ], blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub [N. Amer], foul-up, pratfall

Encyclopedia: Faux pas