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au courant

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Pronunciation: /ˌəʊ kʊˈrɒ̃
 
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Definition of au courant in English:

adjective

1Aware of what is going on; well informed: they were au courant with the literary scene
Synonyms
up to date, up with, in touch, familiar, at home, acquainted, conversant;
abreast of, apprised of, in the know about, well informed about, knowledgeable about, well versed in, enlightened about, aware of, no stranger to;
Frenchau fait
informal clued up about, genned up about, clued up on, well up on, plugged into, wise to, hip to
British informal switched on to
black English down
1.1Fashionable: frocks with au courant details like ruching and asymmetrical hemlines

Origin

mid 18th century: from French, literally 'in the (regular) course'.

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