Definition of pur sang in English:

pur sang

adjective

(also pure sang)
  • Of unmixed origin or descent, pure-blooded; genuine; unadulterated.

Pronunciation

pur sang

/ˌpʊə ˈsɒŋ/ /ˌpʊə ˈsɑːŋ/

noun

(also pure sang)
  • Unmixed origin or descent, pure blood; a pure-blooded or genuine person or thing.

Pronunciation

pur sang

/ˌpʊə ˈsɒŋ/ /ˌpʊə ˈsɑːŋ/

adverb

(also pure sang)
  • In all respects, through and through; genuinely, strictly; without adulteration.

Pronunciation

pur sang

/ˌpʊə ˈsɒŋ/ /ˌpʊə ˈsɑːŋ/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From French pur sang (noun) unmixed origin or descent, pure-blooded or genuine person, thoroughbred horse, (adjective) pure-blooded from pur + sang blood.