Pourceaugnac

(Monsieur de) (pron. Poor-sone-yak). A pompous country gentleman who comes to Paris to marry Julie, but the lady has a lover of her own choice, and Monsieur is so mystified and played upon by Julie and her ami du coeur that he relinquishes his suit in despair. (Molière: Pourceaugnac.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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