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noun as in mistake, goof

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Fortunately, the agency admitted the gaffe within hours and corrected it, and the counting continued without drama.

From Time

In January, four of China’s biggest online tutoring platforms made an embarrassing gaffe.

From Quartz

Instead, he wrote his own or simply spoke from the cuff, often leading to notable gaffes.

The Ravens had to move only 16 yards after the gaffe by Steelers punt returner Ray-Ray McCloud.

Locals familiar with the scenery immediately called out the visual gaffe, which highlighted a preference on the part of Daines, Rosendale, and their fellow Republicans for appearance over substance on public-lands issues.

At this point, probably the only thing that can really flip the dynamic of a particular race is a major gaffe.

However, Ernst may have finally committed her own devastating gaffe this week.

Did her handlers fear what for the gaffe-prone Republican might say?

Christopher Dickey joins CNN International to discuss Biden's Erdogan gaffe and how it will affect Turkey's role in fighting ISIS.

The moment seems to be a familiar breed of Internet gaffe when a eager but inept social media staffer makes a blunder.

She has been so charming to me that if I make a gaffe she must forgive me.

Her recent commands with respect to turbulent Venice were the subject of criticism among the circle outside the Piazza Gaffe.

It was an odd correspondence, in which I made my customary gaffe.

Think what his position would have been if any member of his Embassy had made a "gaffe."


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gaffe, such as: blooper, blunder, impropriety, indiscretion, boner, and boo-boo.

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