ersatz definition

  • adjective:
    • becoming an imitation or a substitute, frequently an inferior one; synthetic: ersatz coffee made mostly of chicory. See Synonyms at synthetic.
    • produced in imitation; synthetic, specifically of a substandard high quality.
    • artificial and inferior
    • Being an imitation or a replacement, generally a substandard one; synthetic: ersatz coffee made mostly of chicory. See Synonyms at artificial.
    • built in imitation; artificial, especially of an inferior high quality.
    • synthetic and substandard
    • becoming an imitation or a substitute, typically a substandard one; synthetic: ersatz coffee made mostly of chicory. See Synonyms at artificial.
    • produced in imitation; artificial, particularly of an inferior high quality.
    • artificial and substandard
  • noun:
    • : some thing produced in replica; an effigy or alternative.
    • an artificial or inferior replacement or imitation
    • : Something built in replica; an effigy or replacement.
    • an artificial or inferior alternative or replica
    • : some thing produced in replica; an effigy or substitute.
    • an artificial or substandard replacement or imitation

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