sang froid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French sang-froid

Noun[edit]

sang froid

  1. Alternative spelling of sang-froid
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter IV:
      At the Drones Club and other places I am accustomed to frequent you will often hear comment on Bertram Wooster's self-control or sang froid, as it's sometimes called, and it is generally agreed that this is considerable. In the eyes of many people, I suppose, I seem one of those men of chilled steel you read about, and I'm not saying I'm not. But it is possible to find a chink in my armour, and this can be done by suddenly springing eminent loony-doctors on me in the guise of butlers.
    • 1879, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Haworth's, Chapter 34, page 271:
      She met his glance just as she had met it before, even with more perfect sang froid.