Word: pur sang
[* the last syllable is nasal]
adjective: Pure; genuine.
noun: Someone or something that is genuine.
adverb: Genuinely; in all respects.
From French pur sang (pure blood). Earliest documented use: 1846.
“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