apropos

[ ap-ruh-poh ]
/ ˌæp rəˈpoʊ /

adverb

fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely.
Obsolete. by the way.

adjective

opportune; pertinent: apropos remarks.

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Idioms for apropos

    apropos of, with reference to; in respect or regard to: apropos of the preceding statement.

Origin of apropos

1660–70; < French à propos literally, to purpose < Latin ad prōpositum. See ad-, proposition

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH apropos

appropriate apropos expropriate
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British Dictionary definitions for apropos

apropos
/ (ˌæprəˈpəʊ) /

adjective

appropriate; pertinent

adverb

appropriately or pertinently
by the way; incidentally
apropos of (preposition) with regard to; in respect of

Word Origin for apropos

C17: from French à propos to the purpose
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