Named after Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud (1856–1939).
- (psychology) A mistake in speech or action in which a person supposedly shows their true subconscious desires.
1936, “Review of The Anatomy of Personality”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- After disposing of these general topics in a chapter entitled "The Manners of All Men" (but which, by some Freudian slip, we suppose, deals chiefly with 'The Impure Man')
1938, “The Work of Art in the Epoch of its Technical Reproducibility”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- Film has in fact enriched our world of perception, with methods which could be illustrated by Freudian theory. A Freudian slip in conversation would occur fifty years ago more or less unnoticed.
1989 April 11, The Age:
- I always felt I was doing a bit of bluffing. I wondered the same when he referred to some of, his ideas being "away with the pixies", Freudian slip or did he intend […]
1989 November 29, The Pittsburgh Press:
- After reviewing a tape of a newscast done by our candidate, in my enthusiasm I made my Freudian slip
subconscious mistake in speech or action