exposé

[ ek-spoh-zey ]
/ ˌɛk spoʊˈzeɪ /

noun

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

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Origin of exposé

1795–1805; < French, noun use of past participle of exposer to expose

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exposé

expose exposé
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British Dictionary definitions for exposé (1 of 2)

exposé
/ (ɛksˈpəʊzeɪ) /

noun

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)

expose
/ (ɪkˈspəʊz) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of expose

exposable, adjectiveexposal, nounexposer, noun

Word Origin for expose

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