au courant


au cou·​rant ˌō-ku̇-ˈräⁿ How to pronounce au courant (audio)
: fully informed : up-to-date
trying to stay au courant
: fashionable, stylish
au courant outfits
: fully familiar : conversant

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
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Word History


French, literally, in the current

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of au courant was in 1762

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“Au courant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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