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faux pas

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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Bertrand Russell
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English

Etymology

From the French phrase faux pas, of the same meaning; composed of faux, “false”, and pas, “step”.

Pronunciation

  • of the singular form:
  • of the plural form:

Noun

Singular
faux pas

Plural
faux pas

faux pas (faux pas)
  1. A blunder (especially used in social contexts).

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Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /fo pa/

Noun

faux pas (plural faux pas)

  1. faux pas, blunder

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