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Pourceaugnac (Monsieur de) (pron. Poor-sone-yak)

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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 cœur that he relinquishes his suit in despair. (Molière: Pourceaugnac.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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