[ ek-spoh-zey ]
/ ˌɛk spoʊˈzeɪ /


a public exposure or revelation, as of something discreditable: Certain cheap magazines make a fortune out of sensational exposés.

Origin of exposé

1795–1805; < French, noun use of past participle of exposer to expose
Can be confusedexpose exposé
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British Dictionary definitions for exposé (1 of 2)


/ (ɛksˈpəʊzeɪ) /


the act or an instance of bringing a scandal, crime, etc, to public notice
an article, book, or statement that discloses a scandal, crime, etc

British Dictionary definitions for exposé (2 of 2)


/ (ɪkˈspəʊz) /

verb (tr)

Derived Formsexposable, adjectiveexposal, nounexposer, noun

Word Origin for expose

C15: from Old French exposer, from Latin expōnere to set out; see exponent
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