Today’s Word : pur sang

Word: pur sang

PRONUNCIATION:

(pyoor SAN*)

[* the last syllable is nasal]

MEANING:

adjective: Pure; genuine.
noun: Someone or something that is genuine.
adverb: Genuinely; in all respects.

ETYMOLOGY:

From French pur sang (pure blood). Earliest documented use: 1846.

USAGE:

“The Durango is a pur sang truck wagon. There has been no namby-pamby dilution of its place in life.”
Cam McRae; Battles for First Place; The Toronto Star (Canada); Nov 8, 1997. a

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