épater le bourgeois

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French épater (amaze) le (the) bourgeois (a member of the middle class)

Verb[edit]

épater le bourgeois

  1. (literary) To scandalize, provoke the middle class.

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

épater le bourgeois

  1. (idiomatic) to shake (or shock) middle-class attitudes

Conjugation[edit]