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noun
(in Freudian psychology) an inadvertent mistake in speech or writing that is thought to reveal a person's unconscious motives, wishes, or attitudes.
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Origin of Freudian slip

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for Freudian slip

Freudian slip

noun
any action, such as a slip of the tongue, that may reveal an unconscious thought
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Medical definitions for Freudian slip

Freudian slip

n.
A verbal mistake that is thought to reveal an unconscious belief, thought, or emotion.
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Cultural definitions for Freudian slip

Freudian slip

An error in speech that reveals repressed thoughts or feelings; for example, accidentally calling one's wife “Mom.”

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