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au courant

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adjective au cou·rant \ˌō-ku̇-ˈräⁿ\

Simple Definition of au courant

  • : knowing about the newest information, trends, etc.

  • : stylish or current

Full Definition of au courant

  1. 1 a :  fully informed :  up-to-date <trying to stay au courant> b :  fashionable, stylish <au courant outfits>

  2. 2 :  fully familiar :  conversant

Examples of au courant

  1. I try to stay au courant with the latest developments in the industry.

  2. <au courant filmgoers have dismissed Hollywood's latest effects-laden actioner as so last year>



Origin of au courant

French, literally, in the current


First Known Use: 1762



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