noun, plural cor·dons bleus [French kawr-dawn blœ] /French kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ/.
Words nearby cordon bleu
Origin of cordon bleu
Examples from the Web for cordon bleu
The mistress of the hotel cooked for us herself, and she was quite a cordon-bleu, I assure you.
Her vanity as a cordon-bleu was piqued because she did not receive the compliments she expected, and which she felt she deserved.Baron Trigault's Vengeance|Emile Gaboriau
The germs of this unbelief had been sown in the doctor's mind by his own cordon-bleu, Sophie.An Englishman in Paris|Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
In making herself a cordon-bleu she was thinking of Jean-Jacques's comfort; though she was, it must be owned, tolerably dainty.The Two Brothers|Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for cordon bleu
- the sky-blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood under the Bourbon monarchy
- a knight entitled to wear the cordon bleu