pur sang

adjective

(ˈ)pu̇(ə)r¦säⁿ
: being such beyond a doubt or to the utmost degree : pure-blooded
used postpositively
the contemplative poet pur sangLouise Bogan
denounce him as a fascist pur sangThomas Mann

Word History

Etymology

French pur-sang thoroughbred animal, from pur pure + sang blood, from Latin sanguis

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“Pur sang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pur%20sang. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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