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).
sacré bleuRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
French-Inspired Slang That Makes English Sound Très ChicWe've gathered some French expressions and slang words that we use in English that will have you saying ooh-la-la ... because everyone wants to speak a foreign language, right? Especially one that sounds so enticing.
- sacramento mountains,
- sacramento sturgeon,
- sacred baboon,
- sacred bamboo,
- sacred college
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper