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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 [informal], blooper [N. Amer, informal], blue [Austral, NZ, informal], blunder, boner [N. Amer, informal], boob [Brit, informal], boo-boo [informal], botch, bungle, flub [N. Amer, informal], foul-up, goof [informal], pratfall [informal]

Encyclopedia: Solecism