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Noun: solecism  'só-li,si-zum
  1. A socially awkward or tactless act
    - faux pas, gaffe, slip, gaucherie
  2. An ungrammatical usage of words

Derived forms: solecisms

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

Encyclopedia: Solecism