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faux queen

A performance artist whose sex is biologically female but who performs in the exaggerated style and dress of a male drag queen. Also known as a bio queen. To be honest, the faux queen's performance was so good that I couldn't tell her apart from the drag queens.
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faux pas

An embarrassing blunder or breach of proper etiquette, often made in front of other people. Daria didn't realize she had made such a faux pas when she went to use her salad fork to eat the main course.
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(make/commit) a ˌfaux ˈpas

(from French) an action or a remark that causes embarrassment because it is not socially correct: I immediately made a faux pas when I forgot to take my shoes off before I went into the house.They were kind enough to overlook my faux pas and continued as if nothing had happened.
The meaning of the French expression is ‘wrong step’.
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