excuse/pardon my French! definition, meaning - what is excuse/pardon my French! in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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English definition of “excuse/pardon my French!”

excuse/pardon my French!

old-fashioned humorous
said when you are pretending to be sorry for using a word that may be considered offensive: That sod Wilkins, excuse my French, has taken my bloody parking space.
(Definition of excuse/pardon my French! from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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