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.

Nearby words

  1. gatún lake,
  2. gau,
  3. gauche,
  4. gaucher's cell,
  5. gaucher's disease,
  6. gaucho,
  7. gaud,
  8. gaudeamus igitur,
  9. gaudery,
  10. gaudier-brzeska

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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