Definition of pur sang
: being such beyond a doubt or to the utmost degree : pure-blooded —used postpositively the contemplative poet pur sang — Louise Bogan denounce him as a fascist pur sang — Thomas Mann
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Origin and Etymology of pur sang
French pur-sang thoroughbred animal, from pur pure + sang blood, from Latin sanguis
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