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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'left, left-handed'

gauche

adjective
     
gauche
doing or saying wrong or impolite things, especially because you do not know the right way to behave:
It would be gauche to mention the price.
gaucheness noun [uncountable]

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