Etymology
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simon-pure (adj.)

"genuine, pure, authentic, true," 1815, colloquial, from the true Simon Pure "the genuine person or thing" (1795), from the name of a Quaker character who is impersonated by another character (Colonel Feignwell) as part of the comedy "A Bold Stroke for a Wife" (1717) by English dramatist and actress Susannah Centlivre. In the play, the real Simon Pure is treated as an impostor and is believed only after he has proven his identity.

updated on October 29, 2022

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