Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vocab Day #5

ersatz |ˈerˌsäts; -ˌzäts; erˈzäts|adjective(of a product) made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, forsomething else ersatz coffee.• not real or genuine ersatz emotion.See note at spurious .ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from German, literally ‘replacement.’

Taken from my computer's dictionary application.


  1. Ersatz is a great word...spurious even better!

  2. I like has a certain ring to it.

  3. I've heard of this one, but I'd never known exactly what it meant. Thanks!

  4. Just found your blog! I've always wondered what ersatz meant, having seen it in the Unfortunate Events series, but never bothered to look it up. Thanks! =)


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