Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being familiar with or informed about something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expert; skillful; well instructed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Up to the mark; fully skilled or accomplished; expert; possessing or showing the readiness or skill of an adept: followed by at or in: as, he is quite au fait at the game.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge

Etymologies

Borrowing from French au fait (literally "at fact"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • in the sense of being 'in touch'

    October 22, 2010

  • ...I do not doubt, Fats,
    that you are au fait
    with recent work by
    Rescher and Brandom
    on Realism...

    - Peter Reading, 5x5x5x5x5, 1983

    July 1, 2008