a verbal mistake that may reveal a person's true beliefs, emotions or subconscious feelings
- I asked if I could take her dress instead of her coat. I guess that was a Freudian slip.
- I asked my mom to pass the flavour instead of the salt. Talk about a Freudian slip.
Origin: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian psychologist and the founder of psychoanalysis. Freud believed that an error in speech revealed a hidden truth or motive.
Which of the following is an example of a Freudian slip?
Contributor: Tara Benwell