succès fou

[ syk-se foo ]
/ sük sɛ ˈfu /

noun French.

an extraordinarily great success.


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British Dictionary definitions for succes fou

succès fou
/ French (syksɛ fu) /

noun plural succès fous (syksɛ fu)

a fantastic success

Word Origin for succès fou

literally: mad success
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