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From the French faus pas, pronounced 'po pa'.

Letting one's true nature show through by speaking without thinking. Often occurs after having too much alcohol.Generally showing a racist and/or sexist nature. A Nazi streak.

Often followed by a shocked or at least uncomfortable silence.
The Pope really committed a paux pas when he compared Islam as "evil and inhuman".
by Barbara R. September 20, 2006
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