- (in Freudian psychology) an inadvertent mistake in speech or writing that is thought to reveal a person's unconscious motives, wishes, or attitudes.
Origin of Freudian slip
First recorded in 1950–55
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- any action, such as a slip of the tongue, that may reveal an unconscious thought
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- A verbal mistake that is thought to reveal an unconscious belief, thought, or emotion.
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An error in speech that reveals repressed thoughts or feelings; for example, accidentally calling one's wife “Mom.”
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