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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pourceaugnac (Monsieur de) (pron. Poor-sone-yak).
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.)   1

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