: true, genuine
an echt New Yorker

Examples of echt in a Sentence

an echt New Englander wouldn't think of putting tomatoes in clam chowder
Recent Examples on the Web That production is echt Kratzer: film and sets with the appearance of big-budget naturalism; novel storytelling that enhances rather than interferes with the work; graceful shifts between registers of humor and shattering pain. New York Times, 6 July 2022 Wood entrances me as the Arensberg circle’s most outstanding echt American, other than Man Ray. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 Its design is echt seventies, using more fonts than the exhibition had artists, and features photographs of the six artists, from grinning baby pictures to pensive head shots. Andrea K. Scott, The New Yorker, 3 July 2021 Pot and pseudo-profundity go together like pot and finger food, and there’s no more pseudo-profound album from the pseudo-profound, echt-awesome world of prog-rock than Fragile. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2021

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Word History


German echt & Yiddish ekht

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of echt was in 1916

Dictionary Entries Near echt

Cite this Entry

“Echt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echt. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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