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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A socially awkward or tactless act.

Usage examples (37)
  • Otherwise, this latest gaffe is just unforgiveable.
  • Remember, a gaffe is when a politician says what they mean.
  • Remember, a gaffe is when you accidentally tell the truth …
  • Let me follow up on this McCain gaffe in which he got confused ... for more
Tutoring comment
  • He preferred fishing, because he knew how to handle a "gaff" (a hook used to land a fish), whereas he had bad memories of committing a "gaffe" (a social blunder) when spending time with others.
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