An unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder: in my first few months at work I made some real gaffes his comments are a major diplomatic gaffe
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- He was forced to resign from the position of transport secretary at the end of May after an 11-month tenure marked by a series of gaffes and blunders.
- Embarrassment concerns lighter social gaffes and violations of decorous comportment.
- Otherwise it's merely a gaffe, an embarrassment or a row.
French faux pas;
British informal, dated floater
vulgar slang fuck-up
Words that rhyme with gaffecaff, carafe, faff, gaff, naff, Najaf, piaffe, Taff
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