Monday, 2 April 2012

word of the day:part thirty | ersatz


er·satz [ˈɛəzæts ˈɜː-]

Being an imitation or a substitute, usually an inferior one; artificial

[German, replacement, from ersetzen, to replace, from Old High German irsezzan : ir-, out; see ud- in Indo-European roots + sezzan, to set; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

ersatz | n

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