enfant terrible

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French enfant terrible ‎(terrible child).

NounEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French enfant terrible ‎(terrible child).

NounEdit

enfant terrible n ‎(plural enfants terribles)

  1. enfant terrible

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

enfant ‎(child) +‎ terrible ‎(terrible)

NounEdit

enfant terrible m

  1. enfant terrible
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