Definition of monstre sacré in English:

monstre sacré

Pronunciation /ˌmɒnstrə ˈsakreɪ/

noun

  • A striking or eccentric public figure; a person of controversial renown, especially in the world of entertainment.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Manchester Guardian. From French monstre sacré, lit. ‘sacred monster’ from monstre + sacré.