succès fou

noun

suc·​cès fou sək-ˌsā-ˈfü How to pronounce succès fou (audio)
: an extraordinary success

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, mad success

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of succès fou was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Succès fou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/succ%C3%A8s%20fou. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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