WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Ersatz
er-zahts
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: German, 1870s
1

Describing an artificial substitute for something, usually of inferior quality

2

Simulated or imitation

Examples of Ersatz in a sentence

“It may have been on sale, but the ersatz cheese was so bad that no one could stomach it.”

“The antique dealer was caught trying to sell ersatz vases, forcing him to go out of business. “