au courant

[oh koo-rahn; French oh koo-rahn]


fully aware or familiar; cognizant.

Origin of au courant

< French: literally, in the current Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for au courant

au courant


up-to-date, esp in knowledge of current affairs

Word Origin for au courant

literally: in the current
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Word Origin and History for au courant

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

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