A social blunder. (A blunder is a usually serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion.)
Have you seen Bush's terrible faux pas last night??!! O_o
by VanessaL90 May 05, 2005
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A social blunder. Bitch.

Fauxpas is a very hard word to spell.
Peter - Your fauxpas was so bad last night that i had to call a university professor and ask him what word to use.

Professor - you can use fauxpas.

Peter - thanks professor
by king johnson April 07, 2005
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A gay male that does not live with the family that helps a straight single woman raise a child.
I had my daughter as a single parent and my friend (who is gay) has help me raise her for 30 years! He is called Dad by her and Granddad by my grandson ..... this is what we call a Faux Pa
by Canducci October 19, 2012
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Term used to describe one's step-father or non-biological male guardian. Originated by Adam Carolla via his podcast The Adam Carolla Show.
Billy: Hey Tommy, how'd you land that black eye?

Tommy: My Faux Pa just started hitting the hard cider again, it's been a rough week.
by g_parks July 02, 2012
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Translates directly to false step in French. Translates indirectly to embarrassing social fuck up, which usual makes everything awkward for everybody involved. Major party foul
Man did you see hunter try to make an unwanted move on that girl and get shut down? What a faux pas.
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stepfather - literally "false dad"
"My mom got married last week. She made a faux pa."
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Commonly mispronounced as foh' paw, the term faux pas should be spoken as (fucks pass').

Meaning to fuck up in a past since yet placed in the current passage of timing.

An externally viewed afterthought to a fashion mistake or similar mishap which appears undesirable.
One neighbor says to another "Get your faux pas dog off my lawn. It's annoying that it humps my yard each time it walks by."

As John walked past his co-workers, they commented that he looked better compared to his faux pas earlier when he had fucked up and buttoned his top shirt button.
by JJdaCool September 04, 2011
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