ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: gaucherie

gaucherie  (gō′shə-rē′), noun
1. An awkward or tactless act, manner, or expression.
2. A lack of tact; awkwardness; the quality of being gauche.

Etymology: French, from gauche, awkward or lefthanded.

I learned the origins of 'gauche' when I took French in high school, and used to wonder what the French had against left-handed people. 
Tags: french, g, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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