succès de scandale

noun suc·cès de scan·dale \sək-ˌsā-də-skäⁿ-ˈdäl, (ˌ)sük-\

Definition of succès de scandale

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

Origin and Etymology of succès de scandale

French, literally, success of scandal

First Known Use: 1896

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