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au courant

[oh koo-rahn; French oh koo-rahn] /ˌoʊ kʊˈrɑ̃; French oʊ kuˌrɑ̃/
fully aware or familiar; cognizant.
Origin of au courant
< French: literally, in the current Unabridged
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  • It was necessary to keep him au courant with the movements of the army and to invent military bulletins.
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  • In contrast, the newest hypothesis--so au courant it's still being formulated--attributes the bounty of species to geology.
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  • And he never needed au courant technology to spin himself into cultural relevance.
  • The au courant crowd is uprooting and moving closer to far-flung families.
British Dictionary definitions for au courant

au courant

/o kurɑ̃/
up-to-date, esp in knowledge of current affairs
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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