(if you'll) excuse (or pardon) my French

(if you'll) excuse (or pardon) my French
informal
used to apologize for swearing.
French

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Pardon my French — or Excuse my French is a common English language phrase ostensibly disguising profanity as French. The phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the… …   Wikipedia

  • pardon my French — pardon/excuse/my French spoken phrase used for saying you are sorry for swearing Thesaurus: ways of saying you are sorry or regret somethingsynonym Main entry: French * * * pardon my French …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pardon my French. — AND Excuse my French. sent. Excuse my use of swear words or taboo words. (Does not refer to real French.) □ Pardon my French, but this is a hell of a day. □ What she needs is a kick in the butt, if you’ll excuse my French …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • excuse my French — (informal) Pardon my bad language ● French * * * pardon/excuse/my French spoken phrase used for saying you are sorry for swearing Thesaurus: ways of saying you are sorry or regret something …   Useful english dictionary

  • French — adjective relating to France or its people or language. noun the language of France, also used in parts of Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, and certain other countries. Phrases (if you ll) excuse (or pardon) my French informal used to apologize for… …   English new terms dictionary

  • excuse — ex|cuse1 S2 [ıkˈskju:z] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 excuse me 2¦(forgive)¦ 3¦(from a duty)¦ 4¦(explain)¦ 5¦(from a place)¦ 6 excuse yourself 7 excuse me (for living)! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: excuser, from …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pardon — par|don1 S2 [ˈpa:dn US ˈpa:rdn] interjection also .pardon me 1.) used when you want someone to repeat something because you did not hear it ▪ Hurry up Jonathan! Pardon? I said hurry up! see usage note ↑excuse1 2.) BrE used to say sorry after you… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pardon — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)d(ə)n[/t]] pardons, pardoning, pardoned 1) CONVENTION (formulae) You say Pardon? or I beg your pardon? or, in American English, Pardon me? when you want someone to repeat what they have just said because you have not heard or… …   English dictionary

  • pardon — 1 interjection especially BrE 1 used when you want someone to repeat something because you did not hear it: Pardon, you ll have to talk louder, I can t hear you. | Is it hanging up in your bedroom? Pardon? I said is it in your bedroom? 2 used to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pardon — {{11}}pardon (n.) late 13c., papal indulgence, from O.Fr. pardonner to grant, forgive, from V.L. *perdonare to give wholeheartedly, to remit, from L. per through, thoroughly + donare give, present (see DONATION (Cf. donation)). Meaning passing… …   Etymology dictionary

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