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[foh pah] /foʊ ˈpɑ/

noun, plural faux pas
[foh pahz; French foh pah] /foʊ ˈpɑz; French foʊ ˈpɑ/ (Show IPA)
a slip or blunder in etiquette, manners, or conduct; an embarrassing social blunder or indiscretion.
/ˌfəʊ ˈpɑː; French fo pɑ/
noun (pl) faux pas (ˌfəʊ ˈpɑːz; French) (fo pɑ)
a social blunder or indiscretion

1670s, French, literally “false step.”


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