au courant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French au courant (literally to the current).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əʊ kʊˈɹɒn(t)/

Adjective[edit]

au courant (comparative more au courant, superlative most au courant)

  1. Up to date; informed about the latest developments; abreast.
    • 1848-50, William Makepeace Thackeray, Pendennis, ch 15:
      Doctor Portman and Smirke were both cautious of informing the widow of the constant outbreak of calumny which was pursuing poor Pen, though Glanders, who was a friend of the house, kept him au courant.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /o ku.ʁɑ̃/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

au courant (invariable)

  1. up to date, abreast
    • La mère de Julie est décédée la semaine passée, tu étais au courant ?

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