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tamf commented on the word sapristi
Archaic French euphemist swearword. Short for "Sacre Corpus Christi" (sacristi is a variant). Frequently used by eminent detectives like Hercule Poirot. Also by Tintin.
March 26, 2011
jennifer commented on the word sapristi
I think it's French. There are a lot of French words in "The Awakening."
December 27, 2007
bilby commented on the word sapristi
What language is it jennifer?
December 26, 2007
It means something like “good heavens!�?, “by Jingo!�? or “deary me!�? in English. It’s a mild expletive.