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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

épa·ter le bour·geois or épater les bour·geois \-lā-bür-\

Origin of ÉPATER LE BOURGEOIS

French

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