- n. 失态；过失
- n. (Gaffe)人名；(法)加夫
- gaffe (n.)
- "blunder," 1909, perhaps from French gaffe "clumsy remark," originally "boat hook," from Middle French gaffe (15c.), from Old Provençal gafar "to seize," probably from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *gaf-, which is perhaps from PIE *kap- "to grasp, catch" (see capable). Sense connection between the hook and the blunder is obscure; the gaff was used to land big fish. Or the Modern English word might derive from British slang verb gaff "to cheat, trick" (1893); or gaff "criticism" (1896), from Scottish dialect sense of "loud, rude talk" (see gaff (n.2)).
- 1. I had no idea of the gaffe which I was committing.
- 2. He didn't realize what a gaffe he'd made.
- 3. Wuduo stuck out her tongue in dismay at her gaffe.
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- 4. He made an embarrassing gaffe at the convention last weekend.
- 5. He would have to make amends for his monumental gaffe of earlier today.
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