sacre bleu

interj.

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).


Nearby words

  1. sacramentarian,
  2. sacramento,
  3. sacramento mountains,
  4. sacramento sturgeon,
  5. sacrarium,
  6. sacrectomy,
  7. sacred,
  8. sacred baboon,
  9. sacred bamboo,
  10. sacred college

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