gaucherie

[ goh-shuh-ree; French gohshuh-ree ]
/ ˌgoʊ ʃəˈri; French goʊʃəˈri /

noun, plural gau·che·ries [goh-shuh-reez; French gohshuh-ree] /ˌgoʊ ʃəˈriz; French goʊʃəˈri/.

lack of social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkwardness; crudeness; tactlessness.
an act, movement, etc., that is socially graceless, awkward, or tactless.

Origin of gaucherie

From French, dating back to 1790–1800; see origin at gauche, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for gaucherie

gaucherie

/ (ˌɡəʊʃəˈriː, ˈɡəʊʃərɪ, French ɡoʃri) /

noun

the quality of being gauche
a gauche act
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Word Origin and History for gaucherie

gaucherie


n.

1798, from French gaucherie, from gauche (see gauche).

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