au courant

[ oh koo-rahn; French oh koo-rahn ]
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adjective
  1. fully aware or familiar; cognizant.

Origin of au courant

1
<French: literally, in the current

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How to use au courant in a sentence

  • He was a dapper energetic little fellow wearing foreign dress and quite au courant with foreign ways.

    Camps and Trails in China | Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
  • A couple of minutes were sufficient to put him au courant of the real state of things.

    Homeward Bound | James Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for au courant

au courant

/ French (o kurɑ̃) /


adjective
  1. up-to-date, esp in knowledge of current affairs

Origin of au courant

1
literally: in the current

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