Meaning of enfant terrible*

en•fant ter•ri•ble

Pronunciation: (än-fän te-rē'bl), [key]
— pl. en•fants ter•ri•bles
  1. an incorrigible child, as one whose behavior is embarrassing.
  2. an outrageously outspoken or bold person who says and does indiscreet or irresponsible things.
  3. a person whose work, thought, or lifestyle is so unconventional or avant-garde as to appear revolutionary or shocking.
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