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Definition of gaffe noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    gaffe

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɡæf//
     
     
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  1. 1a mistake that a person makes in public or in a social situation, especially something embarrassing synonym faux pas
  2. 2 a social gaffe He made some real gaffes early in his career.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gaffe