Definition of pur et dur in English:

pur et dur

noun

  • Politics. A member of a hard-line political party or faction; specifically (chiefly Canadian) a (radical) sovereignist.

adjective

  • Of or relating to such a person; uncompromising in policy or principle.

Origin

1960s. From French pur et dur, adjective, noun from pur + et and + dur hard.

Pronunciation

pur et dur

/ˌpʊər eɪ ˈdʊə/