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"awkward, tactless," 1751 (Chesterfield), from French gauche "left" (15c., replacing Old French senestre in that sense), originally "awkward, awry," from Middle French gauchir "turn aside, swerve," from Old French gaucher "trample, [ reel, walk clumsily," from Frankish *welkan "to full" (cloth), from Proto-Germanic *wankjan (cf. Old High German wankon, Old Norse vakka "to stagger, totter;"
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I'm sorry that that wasn't a good answer. Please hold on while I contact an expert.Weegy:
lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless: Their exquisite manners always make me feel gauche.
1745–55; < French: awkward, left; Middle French, derivative of gauchir to turn, [ veer < Germanic
Can be confused: gauche, gouache.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gauche
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