- real; genuine: a simon-pure accent.
Origin of simon-pure
Examples from the Web for simon-pure
The simon-pure cowpuncher would not accept a self-cocker as a gift.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
The solo is Massenet, simon-pure Massenet, the idol of the Paris midinette.The Merry-Go-Round
Carl Van Vechten
To use a philosophical term, the paranoiac is the Simon-pure "solipsist."The Behavior of Crowds
Everett Dean Martin
He looked the very picture and pattern of a Simon-Pure salt.Manuel Pereira
F. C. Adams
He has a cupboard love for Sarah, but I think that his affection for me is simon-pure.Mavis of Green Hill
- real; genuine; authentic
Word Origin and History for simon-pure
1815, from the true Simon Pure "the genuine person or thing" (1795), from Simon Pure, name of a Quaker who is impersonated by another character (Colonel Feignwell) in part of the comedy "A Bold Stroke for a Wife" (1717) by Susannah Centlivre, English dramatist and actress. The real Simon Pure is dealt with as an imposter in the play and is believed only after he has proved his identity.