简明英汉词典

gaffe
[^Af]
n.
过失, 出丑, 失态

美国传统词典[双解]

gaffe
gaffe 也作 gaff
AHD:[g2f]
D.J.[g#f]
K.K.[g#f]
n.(名词)

(1)

A clumsy social error; a faux pas:
失礼,失态:社交场合笨拙的错误;有失检点的话或行为:
“The excursion had in his eyes been a monstrous gaffe, a breach of sensibility and good taste”(Mary McCarthy)
“那次谈话中的离题在他看来太出丑了,简直就是失去理智后的胡言乱语,毫无高尚趣味可言”(玛丽·麦卡锡)

(2)

A blatant mistake or misjudgment.
明显的错误或错误判断

语源

(1)

French
法语

(2)

from Old French [hook] * see gaff 1
源自 古法语 [鱼钩] *参见 gaff1

现代英汉词典

gaffe
[^Af]
n.
失礼;过失;失态;失言
I had no idea of the gaffe which I was committing.
我不清楚我犯了什么错误。

现代英汉综合大辞典

gaffe
[^Af]
n.
[法]过失, 不慎的言行, 出丑; 失败

美国传统词典

gaffe
gaffe also gaff
AHD:[g2f]
D.J.[g#f]
K.K.[g#f]
n.

(1)

A clumsy social error; a faux pas:
“The excursion had in his eyes been a monstrous gaffe, a breach of sensibility and good taste”(Mary McCarthy)

(2)

A blatant mistake or misjudgment.

语源

(1)

French

(2)

from Old French [hook] * see gaff 1

英汉心理学大词典

gaffe
失礼

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