One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Politics. A member of a hard-line political party or faction; specifically (chiefly Canadian) a (radical) sovereignist.
Of or relating to such a person; uncompromising in policy or principle.
1960s. From French pur et dur, adjective, noun from pur + et and + dur hard.
pur et dur/ˌpʊər eɪ ˈdʊə/
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