- gatun lake,
- gatún lake,
- gaucher's cell,
- gaucher's disease,
Origin of gauche
Examples from the Web for gauche
In the academic confines of museums, such talk of marketing and the bottom line qualifies as gauche.Prada and Schiaparelli Exhibit Opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art|Robin Givhan|May 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He is of the section of the Chamber called 'Gauche radical,' that is to say, he falls just short of the most extreme Left.Lord Lyons: A Record of British Diplomacy, Vol. 2 of 2|Thomas Wodehouse Legh Newton
The queen, however, was quick to see what was gauche, and did not scruple to reprove them for uncourtly manners.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Droite and up goes the right hand, gauche and the left follows.A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State|Marcus Dorman
Word Origin for gauche
"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.)).