freudian slip


  1. (in Freudian psychology) an inadvertent mistake in speech or writing that is thought to reveal a person’s unconscious motives, wishes, or attitudes.


  1. any action, such as a slip of the tongue, that may reveal an unconscious thought


  1. A verbal mistake that is thought to reveal an unconscious belief, thought, or emotion.

An error in speech that reveals repressed thoughts or feelings; for example, accidentally calling one’s wife “Mom.”

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