faux pas

faux pas
meaning ‘a minor blunder or indiscretion’, is pronounced foh pah and is now fully naturalized in English and printed in roman type. The plural form is the same, pronounced foh pahz.

Modern English usage. 2014.


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  • Faux Pas — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • faux pas — (f[=o] p[.a] ). [F. See {False}, and {Pas}.] A false step; a mistake or wrong measure; especially, a slip or misstep in social etiquette; a blunder in conduct or manners that causes embarassment; as, he committed the faux pas of mentioning John s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faux pas — [ˌfəu ˈpa:, ˈfəu pa: US ˌfou ˈpa:] n plural faux pas [ ˈpa:z] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: false step ] an embarrassing mistake in a social situation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • faux pas — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. fo pa – akcent na ostatniej sylabie] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} nietakt, niezręczność towarzyska, uchybienie, gafa : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Popełnić faux pas. <fr.> {{/stl 10}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • faux pas — [fō pä′] n. pl. faux pas [fō päz′] [Fr, lit., false step] a social blunder; error in etiquette; tactless act or remark SYN. ERROR …   English World dictionary

  • faux pás — faux pása [fopa ja] m (ȃ) knjiž. dejanje, ki je v nasprotju z družabnimi normami; spodrsljaj, napaka: narediti, zagrešiti faux pas …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • Faux pas — (franz., spr. fō pá), Verstoß; einen F. machen, »einen Bock schießen« …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Faux pas — ● Faux pas fait de mal poser le pied et de trébucher ; faute, écart, erreur de conduite, imprudence, maladresse …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • faux pas — [ ,fou pa ] noun count FORMAL something embarrassing that you say or do in a social situation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • faux pas — 1670s, French, lit. false step …   Etymology dictionary

  • faux pas — blunder, slip, Crror, mistake, lapse, bull, howler, boner …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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