au courant

Pronounced: oh koo-RAN, adj

Notes: Although I could not pronounce this correctly, I was pretty close on the definition


Yesterday’s word

The word mordacious means “sharp, caustic, or biting in style and tone”

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Well, I (incorrectly) saw the ‘mord’ beginning of our word and thought that is was related to ‘morte’ (death), but that’s not so. It has a more straightforward meaning; the word comes from the Latin word mordāci, which is a stem of mordāx (given to biting).

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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