Definition of enfant terrible noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

enfant terrible

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɑ̃fɑ̃ tɛˈribl//
 
(pl. enfants terribles
NAmE//ˌɑ̃fɑ̃ tɛˈribl//
 
)
(from French)
 
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a person who is young and successful and whose behavior and ideas may be unusual and may shock or embarrass other people
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: enfant terrible