succès de scandale


suc·cès de scan·dale

noun \sək-ˌsā-də-skäⁿ-ˈdäl, (ˌ)sük-\

Definition of SUCCÈS DE SCANDALE

:  something (as a work of art) that wins popularity or notoriety because of its scandalous nature; also :  the reception accorded such a piece

Origin of SUCCÈS DE SCANDALE

French, literally, success of scandal
First Known Use: 1896

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