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enfant terrible

noun [C] uk   /ˌɑ̃ː.fɑ̃ː.terˈiː.blə/ ( plural enfants terribles   /ˌɑ̃ː.fɑ̃ː.terˈiː.blə/   ) formal us  
a famous or successful person who likes to shock people: In the 70s he was the enfant terrible of the theatre.
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