au fait

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French au fait (literally at fact).

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. Being familiar with or informed about something.
    Are you au fait with the rules of the game?
    • 1871, Now there is father; he is au fait in all these matters; has a theory for every case of whooping-cough, — and a mission school. — Elizabeth Stuart Phelps in The Silent Partner, collected in Popular American Literature of the 19th Century ISBN 0195141407, p. 857
    • 1999, In that case, it would help to have a benevolent deity who is au fait with those complexities — but that there is such a deity is a feature of Stoic theology. — R.J. Hankinson in The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy, ISBN 0521250285, p. 535
    • 2003, This may sound needless to the professional who is au fait with the history and direction of the investigation. — D R J Laming in Understanding Human Motivation: What Makes People Tick? ISBN 0631219838, p.4

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

au fait

  1. au fait
    Etes-vous au fait des règles du jeu ? -- Are you au fait with the rules of the game?

Adverb[edit]

au fait

  1. by the way, in fact
    Au fait, tu viens d’où ? -- By the way, where do you come from?

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