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Definition of faux pas noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


faux pas

NAmE//ˌfoʊ ˈpɑ//
(pl. faux pas
NAmE//ˌfoʊ ˈpɑz//
, NAmE//ˌfoʊˈpɑ//
(from French)
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an action or a remark that causes embarrassment because it is not socially correct
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: faux pas