Definition of ersatz adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ersatz

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈeəzæts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈersɑːts//
 
 
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artificial and not as good as the real thing or product ersatz coffee Word Origin late 19th cent.: from German, literally ‘replacement’.
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