A faux pas is a socially awkward or tactless act, especially one that violates accepted social norms, standard customs, or the rules of etiquette. The expression comes from French, where it means “false step”, “misstep” (in a physical as well as a figurative sense). Having been used in English for over 300 years, it is no longer italicized in writing. Synonyms include gaffe and (social) blunder.
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