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au courant

[oh koo-rahn; French oh koo-rahn]
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  1. up-to-date.
  2. fully aware or familiar; cognizant.
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Origin of au courant

< French: literally, in the current
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Related Words

aware, cognizant, current, enlightened, hip, informed, knowledgeable, up-to-date, well-informed, up-to-the-minute

British Dictionary definitions for au courant

au courant

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

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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