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sacre bleu

interjection's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • But sacre bleu, my miserable would-be imitators do not know our grand secret.

  • Here and there a gendarme stands waving his arms and shouting, "sacre bleu!"

    The Car That Went Abroad

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • But no sooner had the guide stepped into the building than he started back, crying, 'sacre bleu!'

    A Book of Golden Deeds Charlotte M. Yonge
Word Origin and History for sacre bleu

stereotypical French oath, 1869, from French sacré bleu, literally "holy blue," a euphemism for sacré Dieu (1768), "holy God." From Old French sacrer, from Latin sacrare (see sacred).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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