Monday, July 18, 2005
Definitions for ersatz
- Being a substitute or imitation, usually an inferior one.
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Citations for ersatz
Meanwhile, a poor copy was erected in the courtyard; many an unsuspecting traveler paid homage to that ersatz masterpiece.
All we can create in that way is an ersatz culture, the synthetic product of those factories we call variously universities, colleges or museums.
Origin of ersatz
Ersatz derives from German Ersatz, "a substitute."