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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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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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(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’.
See also: faux, pas
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"We love the Cordless Faux Wood Blinds." - Luis Orozco, a Maintenance Manager, recently committed to switching out Cordless Faux Wood Blinds renovations.
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Pottery Barn has a spring wreath with faux white dogwood blossoms one of the first trees to bloom in spring nestled among wispy ferns.
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Many shoppers who chose to opt for It's British are being faux products will be horrified to learn that items such as bobble hats, keychains, scarves, shoes and coats are real.
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The French equivalent, faux--which also, of course, registers in English--was used repeatedly by Yto Barrada in her exhibition "Faux Guide." The show was, quite literally, a "fake guide" through actual, probable, and fictional histories of an area of Morocco that lies between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert--once the floor of an ancient ocean, described by the gallery text as an "El Dorado for fossil discoveries and exploitation." Numerous objects, artworks, and photographs, some collected and some made by Barrada, formed a display that operated as a travelogue and an anthropologist's haul.
Son faux a eu du courage et aillait donne un concert lors d'un evenement artistique a la cite ocre.
Faux bois techniques are ancient, but the trend became popular in 1875 when Joseph Monier designed a decorative bridge with faux timbers and logs.
The Real Vegan has introduced Faux Gras, a humane version of foie gras, traditionally made from duck liver.