noun, plural faux pas [foh pahz; French foh pah] /foʊ ˈpɑz; French foʊ ˈpɑ/.
a slip or blunder in etiquette, manners, or conduct; an embarrassing social blunder or indiscretion.
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Origin of faux pas
1670–80; < French: literally, false step
Synonyms for faux pas
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noun plural faux pas (ˌfəʊ ˈpɑːz, French fo pɑ)
a social blunder or indiscretion
Word Origin for faux pas
C17: from French: false step
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1670s, French, literally "false step."
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