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What is the etymology of this word? Use your dictionary if necessary. gauche
gauche [gohsh] adjective lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless: Their exquisite manners always make me feel gauche. Origin: 1745–55; < French: awkward, left; Middle French, derivative of gauchir to turn, [ veer < Germanic Related forms gauche·ly, adverb gauche·ness, noun Can be confused: gauche, gouache. ]
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