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épater le bourgeois

foreign term épa·ter le bour·geois \ā-pä-tā-lə-bür-zhwä\

Definition of épater le bourgeois

    :  to shock the middle classes


Variants of épater le bourgeois

or

épater les bourgeois

play \-lā-bür-\

Origin and Etymology of épater le bourgeois

French


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