enfant terrible

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French enfant terrible (terrible child).

Noun[edit]

enfant terrible (plural enfants terribles)

  1. An unconventional badly-behaved person who causes embarrassment or shock to others.
    • 2010, Peter Coleman, Quadrant, March 2010, No. 464 (Volume LIV, Number 3), Quadrant Magazine Limited, page 86:
      He was soon the talk of the town, the enfant terrible of our little world.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French enfant terrible (terrible child).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

enfant terrible n (plural enfants terribles)

  1. enfant terrible

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

enfant (child) +‎ terrible (terrible)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.fɑ̃ tɛ.ʁibl/

Noun[edit]

enfant terrible m (plural enfants terribles)

  1. enfant terrible