Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 07/16/15 Ersatz

Ersatz (adjective, noun)
ersatz [er-zahts, -sahts, er-zahts, -sahts]


adjective
1. serving as a substitute; synthetic; artificial: an ersatz coffee made from grain.

noun
2. an artificial substance or article used to replace something natural or genuine; a substitute.

Origin: 1870-75; < German Ersatz a substitute (derivative of ersetzen to replace)

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