[oh koo-rahn; French oh koo-rahn]
- fully aware or familiar; cognizant.
Origin of au courant
< French: literally, in the current
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Related Wordsaware, cognizant, current, enlightened, hip, informed, knowledgeable, up-to-date, well-informed, up-to-the-minute
- up-to-date, esp in knowledge of current affairs
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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