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Definition of enfant terrible noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

enfant terrible

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɒ̃fɒ̃ teˈriːbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑ̃ːfɑ̃ː teˈriːbl//
 
(pl. enfants terribles
BrE BrE//ˌɒ̃fɒ̃ teˈriːbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑ̃ːfɑ̃ː teˈriːbl//
 
)
(from French)
 
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a person who is young and successful and whose behaviour and ideas may be unusual and may shock or embarrass other people Word OriginFrench, literally ‘terrible child’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: enfant terrible