succès fou

noun
suc·​cès fou | \ sək-ˌsā-ˈfü How to pronounce succès fou (audio) \

Definition of succès fou

: an extraordinary success

First Known Use of succès fou

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for succès fou

French, literally, mad success

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“Succès fou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/succ%C3%A8s%20fou. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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