Etymology
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faux pas (n.)

"breach of good manners, any act that compromises one's reputation," 1670s, French, literally "false step." See false and pace (n.).

updated on September 10, 2016

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Definitions of faux pas from WordNet

faux pas (n.)
a socially awkward or tactless act;
Synonyms: gaffe / solecism / slip / gaucherie
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