Definition of au fait in English:

au fait

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au fait with
  • Having a good or detailed knowledge of.

    ‘you should be reasonably au fait with the company and its products’
    • ‘Engineers in all sectors of industry must be completely au fait with the state of the art.’
    • ‘He might not be au fait with some of the finer points of galactic science.’
    • ‘I'm not au fait with the camera—mine has a digital live view so what you see is what you get.’
    • ‘The bartenders who are remarkably au fait with the menu's cognacs and champagnes.’
    • ‘She has sought to show herself au fait with social media, holding a YouTube interview.’
    familiar, acquainted, conversant, at home, up to date, up with, in touch
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au fait

/ˌō ˈfā/ /ˌoʊ ˈfeɪ/


Mid 18th century from French, literally ‘to the fact, to the point’.