cordon bleu

cor·don bleu
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [French kawr-dawn blœ]
    • /ˈkɔr dn ˈbluː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [French kawr-dawn blœ]
    • /ˈkɔr dn ˈbluː/

Definitions of cordon bleu words

  • adjective cordon bleu Cordon bleu is used to describe cookery or cooks of the highest standard. 3
  • noun cordon bleu the sky-blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood under the Bourbon monarchy 3
  • noun cordon bleu a knight entitled to wear the cordon bleu 3
  • noun cordon bleu any very high distinction 3
  • adjective cordon bleu of or denoting food prepared to a very high standard 3
  • noun cordon bleu the blue ribbon formerly worn as an emblem by Knights of the Order of the Holy Ghost, the highest order of knighthood in France under the Bourbon monarchy 3

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Origin of cordon bleu

First appearance:

before 1720
One of the 49% newest English words
1720-30; < French: literally, blue ribbon

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Parts of speech for Cordon bleu


cordon bleu popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for cordon bleu

noun cordon bleu

  • chef — A chef is a cook in a restaurant or hotel.
  • cook — When you cook a meal, you prepare food for eating by heating it.

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