Definition of pur sang in English:

pur sang

(also pure sang)

adjective

  • Of unmixed origin or descent, pure-blooded; genuine; unadulterated.

noun

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

adverb

  • In all respects, through and through; genuinely, strictly; without adulteration.

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.

Pronunciation

pur sang

/ˌpʊə ˈsɒŋ//ˌpʊə ˈsɑːŋ/