au courant

au cou·​rant | \ ˌō-ku̇-ˈräⁿ How to pronounce au courant (audio) \

Definition of au courant

1a : fully informed : up-to-date trying to stay au courant
b : fashionable, stylish au courant outfits
2 : fully familiar : conversant

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Examples of au courant in a Sentence

I try to stay au courant with the latest developments in the industry. au courant filmgoers have dismissed Hollywood's latest effects-laden actioner as so last year
Recent Examples on the Web With stucco and dark green shutters, terraced gardens and inky blue swimming pool surrounded by gardens, glorious sunsets and sun loungers, Villa Sainte-Anne is both last century perfect and completely au courant. Sarah Turner, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Our creative space will be au courant with this all-natural, cotton rope weaving hanging above the desk. cleveland, 28 Apr. 2022 For those not quite ready to rock blinged out nails, delicate shapes and designs are just as au courant. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 12 Apr. 2022 The duck, for example, changes out only its jacket of side dishes to stay au courant with the season and currently sports pureed butternut squash. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Mar. 2022 For an au courant look, seek out modern touches, like a fitted bodice with sweet bow-tie straps, a drop or peplum waist, or perhaps a vibrant kelly green hue. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2021 Sometime around 2010, as bartenders morphed into mixologists and the Negroni became au courant, the silicone ice cube tray wormed its way into our freezers. Bon Appétit, 13 Jan. 2022 French Montana has a knack for crafting au courant earworms that pay subtle homage to rap’s illustrious history. Will Dukes, Rolling Stone, 22 Nov. 2021 Sid would do impressions but not of Humphrey Bogart or James Cagney, which were au courant. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of au courant

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for au courant

French, literally, in the current

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10 May 2022

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“Au courant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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