lapsus

[ lap-suh s; Latin lahp-soo s ]
/ ˈlæp səs; Latin ˈlɑp sʊs /

noun

a slip or lapse.

Origin of lapsus

1660–70; < Latin lāpsus; see lapse

Definition for lapsus (2 of 3)

lapsus calami

[ lahp-soo s kah-lah-mee; English lap-suh s kal-uh-mahy, -mee ]
/ ˈlɑp sʊs ˈkɑ lɑˌmi; English ˈlæp səs ˈkæl əˌmaɪ, -ˌmi /

noun Latin.

a slip of the pen.

Definition for lapsus (3 of 3)

lapsus linguae

[ lahp-soo s ling-gwahy; English lap-suh s ling-gwee ]
/ ˈlɑp sʊs ˈlɪŋ gwaɪ; English ˈlæp səs ˈlɪŋ gwi /

noun Latin.

a slip of the tongue.
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British Dictionary definitions for lapsus (1 of 2)

lapsus

/ (ˈlæpsəs) /

noun plural -sus

formal a lapse or error

Word Origin for lapsus

from Latin: lapse

British Dictionary definitions for lapsus (2 of 2)

lapsus linguae

/ (ˈlɪŋɡwiː) /

noun

a slip of the tongue

Word Origin for lapsus linguae

Latin
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