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sacré bleu Line breaks: sacré bleu
Pronunciation: /ˌsakreɪ ˈbləː/
/sakʀe blø/

Definition of sacré bleu in English:

exclamation

A French expression of surprise, exasperation, or dismay: Sacré bleu, you Scots speak most fantastic French
More example sentences
  • Well, there's another Christmas ruined (sacré bleu)!
  • Sacre Bleu! That was a remarkable relay!
  • Paid amateurs? Sacre bleu!

Origin

Alteration of sacré Dieu 'holy God'.

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