[koor-uhnt for 1; koo-rahnt, French koo-rahn for 2]
Heraldry. (of an animal) represented in the act of running: a greyhound courant.

1595–1605; < French: literally, running, masculine present participle of courir to run; cf. current Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

"newspaper" (now only in names of newspapers), from Fr., lit. "running," pres. part. of courir "to run."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
It was necessary to keep him au courant with the movements of the army and to invent military bulletins.
In contrast, the newest hypothesis--so au courant it's still being formulated--attributes the bounty of species to geology.
The au courant crowd is uprooting and moving closer to far-flung families.
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