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au courant

[oh koo-rahn; French oh koo-rahn] /ˌoʊ kʊˈrɑ̃; French oʊ kuˌrɑ̃/
fully aware or familiar; cognizant.
Origin of au courant
< French: literally, in the current Unabridged
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  • I will do myself the honor to keep you au courant with my history.

    Faithful Margaret Annie Ashmore
  • We adjourned to the serre, and he put us au courant of everything.

    Letters of a Diplomat's Wife Mary King Waddington
  • But all the fellows depend on me to keep them au courant, as it were.

    The Jester of St. Timothy's Arthur Stanwood Pier
  • Sanderson, au courant, continued his exposition after a preparatory glance around the stalls.

    The Salamander Owen Johnson
  • He will keep you au courant, at the same time, tell the name of every settler and settlement, and some good stories to boot.

    Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • He was disgusted at the state of Turkish policy and put me au courant with much news that helped me and could not damage them.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • Please don't forget to keep me au courant of your movements in re Jan., &c.

  • He was au courant with local affairs, but much in the dark as regards Stamboul.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • He seemed to have read everything and to be au courant of all that was said and thought all over the world.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

    Mary Alsop King Waddington
British Dictionary definitions for au courant

au courant

/o kurɑ̃/
up-to-date, esp in knowledge of current affairs
Word Origin
literally: in the current
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for au courant

"aware of current events," 1762, French, literally "with the current" (see current (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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