Behavior or actions that are considered socially inappropriate, distasteful, or rude. Many people still consider it bad form to ask a woman her age.
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good/bad ˈform(old-fashioned, British English) a way of doing things that is socially acceptable/not socially acceptable: I think it was very bad form for Joe to arrive late for the funeral. ♢ Apparently, good form requires you to wear a hat on these occasions.
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