lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless:
Their exquisite manners always make me feel gauche.
lacking ease of manner; tactless
“awkward, tactless,” 1751 (Chesterfield), from French gauche “left” (15c., replacing Old French senestre in that sense), originally “awkward, awry,” from Middle French gauchir “turn aside, swerve,” from Old French gaucher “trample, reel, walk clumsily,” from Frankish *welkan “to full” (cloth), from Proto-Germanic *wankjan (cf. Old High German wankon, Old Norse vakka “to stagger, totter;” see wink (v.)).
[goh-shuh-ree; French gohshuh-ree] /ˌgoʊ ʃəˈri; French goʊʃəˈri/ noun, plural gaucheries [goh-shuh-reez; French gohshuh-ree] /ˌgoʊ ʃəˈriz; French goʊʃəˈri/ (Show IPA) 1. lack of social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkwardness; crudeness; tactlessness. 2. an act, movement, etc., that is socially graceless, awkward, or tactless. /ˌɡəʊʃəˈriː; ˈɡəʊʃərɪ; French ɡoʃri/ noun 1. the quality of being gauche 2. a […]
[gou-choh; Spanish gou-chaw] /ˈgaʊ tʃoʊ; Spanish ˈgaʊ tʃɔ/ noun, plural gauchos [gou-chohz; Spanish gou-chaws] /ˈgaʊ tʃoʊz; Spanish ˈgaʊ tʃɔs/ (Show IPA) 1. a native cowboy of the South American pampas, usually of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry. 2. gauchos, Also called gaucho pants. wide, calf-length trousers for men or women modeled after the trousers worn […]
[gawd] /gɔd/ noun 1. a showy ornament or trinket. /ɡɔːd/ noun 1. an article of cheap finery; trinket; bauble n. late 14c., “jest, joke, prank, trick;” also “fraud, deception, trick, artifice.” Also “large, ornamental bead in a rosary” (mid-14c.); a bauble, trinket, plaything” (mid-15c.). In some senses, from gaudy (n.) (see gaudy). In some, from […]
- Gaudeamus igitur
/ˌɡaʊdɪˈɑːmʊs ˈɪɡɪˌtʊə; ˌɡɔːdɪˈeɪməs ˈɪdʒɪtə/ interjection 1. let us therefore rejoice