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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Definitions for gauche

  1. Lacking social polish; tactless; awkward; clumsy.

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Citations for gauche
He was largely exempted from the formal socializing he said he found so hard to manage, flustered and gauche in polite company as he had always been. John Sturrock, New York Times
He was by nature intellectual, shy, even gauche and he always believed he lacked the common touch. , Irish Times
Origin of gauche
1745-1755
Gauche is from the French for left, awkward.