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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Synonyms & Antonyms for au courant


cool [slang], def [slang], downtown, groovy, hep, hip, in, mod, now, trendy, turned-on, with-it


out, uncool, unhip, untrendy

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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

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Celebrities everywhere began growing theirs out to stay au courant, and in fashion the mentality was the bushier, the better. Glamour, "I Went to Meghan Markle's Favorite Brow Place and Learned So Many Secrets," 10 May 2019 Always au courant with makeup, Patricia also sings the praises of #FauxFilter Foundation by Huda. Luzanne Otte, Town & Country, "A Day in the Life of Southern Charm's Patricia Altschul," 12 July 2018 The decade's combination of free-form and mod feels forever resonant—particularly when aesthetics are tweaked to play up au courant trends. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Fendi Gives the Couture Cat Eye a Bold New Runway Spin," 4 July 2018 The au courant way to have traveled to the party was on one's own boat. Jenna Sauers, Harper's BAZAAR, "Inside a Hamptons Sex Party for the Elite," 29 June 2016 Outside, enjoy two pools, three tennis courts, the beach and bicycle rentals; inside, the vibe may be hacienda retro, but the tech is au courant, with multiple in-wall USB outlets, 65-inch Smart HDTVs and Nespresso machines. Jeanne Cooper,, "Suite Spot: Four Seasons emerges refreshed after Santa Barbara fires," 11 June 2018 The 404-room hotel has an au courant, spacious design and at least a half-dozen outdoor patios. Jim Byers,, "Toronto's hotel scene heats up with 4 exciting newcomers," 7 June 2018 The new Blade features a 15.6-inch screen using the au courant bezel-less look. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Hands-on: Razer's redesigned Blade is the most powerful 15-inch laptop in town," 22 May 2018 Recently, the beer panel tasted 20 examples of American brown ale, which is something of an afterthought in a beer culture awash in more au courant styles. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Brown Ales May Be Unfashionable, but the Style Is Timeless," 5 Jan. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of au courant

: knowing about the newest information, trends, etc.
: stylish or current

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